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Open day highlights work of Burley-based alcohol and drug addiction service

A Leeds centre for those in recovery from issues with alcohol and drugs will be highlighting the range of work they do with an open day later this month.

The day, which will include tours and taster sessions, is open to everyone at 5 WAYS, off Burley Road. As well as having the chance to see the services available, people will have the chance to chat with members of the Leeds recovery community who use 5 WAYS to help remain abstinent.

The manager of 5 WAYS, Jo Byrden said:

“We really hope lots of people come down and see the full range of what we offer. Anyone is welcome to attend, whether that is people who want to become members, friends or family of people who use alcohol and drugs, or professionals who work in services that might want to refer people to 5 WAYS.

“We’ve been open for six years and have seen so many positive stories during that time. There have been people who at one time were really struggling with life but with our support they’ve gone on to sustain their recovery and grow in confidence, go into further education, volunteering and enter full-time work.

“There’s lots of different services on offer at 5 WAYS to help people recover from alcohol and drug use, we offer training courses including Intro to Peer Mentoring, Drug and Alcohol Awareness courses. We have a range of activities and groups including; a drama group, and there are dance classes, yoga and music groups. There’s something for everyone.”

At the Open Day members of 5 WAYS will be presenting an overview of how the centre helps people to maintain abstinence and visitors will be able to sit in on recovery groups and activities. 

The 5 WAYS Open Day will run from 10am-4pm on the 24 May. People can visit at any point during the day but are encouraged to reserve a place. A full timetable of activities is available here and people can also reserve their spot online or by calling 0113 887 2749

5 WAYS is located at 43 Westfield Road, off Burley Road, Leeds, LS3 1DG.

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