House of Commons
UK DECLARATION OF RECOVERY RIGHTS
EDM #1837
Tabled 14 November 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the launch by Faces and Voices of Recovery UK of the UK Recovery Declaration of Rights which states that all people have a right to recover from addiction to alcohol and other drugs; understands that the Declaration calls for action to build communities of recovery and pledges that people who currently or formerly used substances should be able to live their lives free from stigma, with access to quality care and with meaningful political representation; recognises that the Declaration sets out fundamental rights for those in recovery including access to quality care, the human right to health care and informed choice; notes that the campaign has the support of a wide-range of addiction organisations including the Scottish Drugs Forum, Alcohol Concern UK, the Scottish Recovery Consortium and the National Association for Children of Alcoholics among others; commends Faces and Voices of Recovery UK, who spent a year travelling through England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales collaborating with various groups and individuals to create the Declaration; and supports the underlying principle that people in recovery have a right to respect and dignity and to live free from stigma and discrimination.