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UK DECLARATION OF RECOVERY RIGHTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1837: tabled on 14 November 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.