In celebration of International Women’s Day we asked some of the women who attend our Women’s Morning to take part in the #PressforProgress campaign by sharing their insightful (and amusing) words of wisdom...

Women's Morning is a weekly social group for women with past or current problematic alcohol or drug use, to meet and talk to other women in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Each week we run a craft or workshop activity and are often visited by local business or service to talk about available opportunities.

I enjoy coming to Women’s Morning because it's a nice space for meet up and socialise. Since coming my confidence has improved and I've made new friends. I'm able to get out of the house and stop being isolated.

If I was recommending this service to someone else I would tell them it’s a safe place to help with all sorts of problems. You are not on your own.

BDP is also host to Women's SMART Recovery, a free self–help group for women wishing to learn more about their addiction. It teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance and uses cognitive behavioural and motivational enhancement techniques to help people achieve abstinence.

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