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Rochdale and Oldham

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DRY WAVE: Julian revives his raving days (somewhat)

As part of Recovery Month, Turning Point helped out Ben Sos Riley by providing an info stand, in return for his support of our recovery days in Oldham and Rochdale. Leigh Engelbrecht (Volunteer Coordinator/Trainer) mentioned to me about this concept. My first thought was my raving days are over.

Assisted by the enthusiastic volunteer Vaughan, we decided to go to represent Turning Point and to be part of supporting and showcasing recovery month. What to wear:  a sparkly T shirt found at the back of my wardrobe (never been worn).

Ben leading the way

Ben leading the way

 

Julian and Vaughan represented Turning Point

Julian and Vaughan represented Turning Point

This event mirrors the dry and sober rave movements that are spreading around the country. They started in London behind such advocates as Boy George and Fatboy slim. Groups of people formerly affected by drug addiction, who have grown up with the rave scene have chosen to continue with their love of music and dancing to Eurythmic beats. With positive energy, mindfulness and wellness helped by a range of refreshing mocktails, reiki and massage.

The dry rave is spreading up north. We were privileged to be asked to provide an information stand so the ravers could get an understanding of current treatment options, if needed to support recovery or to help their friends who may still be in active addiction.

Vaughan posing for Turning Point

Vaughan posing for Turning Point

Ravers were in sync

Ravers were in sync

What a great night but I think time may have caught up with me. I was tired before the night started, and I certainly slept well after this new spell of raving.

Plus Vaughan and I had to get home for our dogs.

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