Women’s Group at HAGA grows

HAGA’s ‘women’s group’, who meet once a week, has already grown in numbers since it first started 6 months ago. The group aims to bring women together through a supportive network and helps empower them to make informed decisions about their alcohol use.


HAGA, action on alcohol

HAGA leads the way in specialist alcohol training

At HAGA, we are delighted to share news about the impact of our specialist alcohol training on a London-based detox provider. Following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in summer 2015, the CQC inspectors identified the need for improvements to training and practice at The Perry Clayman Project (PCP).


Celebrate alcohol recovery in Haringey

In the run up to a cracking Christmas 2015, HAGA’s Breaking Ground programme threw a day-long event to celebrate our service-users’ year in service, reflect on successes and discuss new ideas for 2016.


Putting alcohol interventions into people’s own hands

Alcohol interventions need to be in people’s own hands not in specialist treatment services. Most risky drinkers typically don’t want or need alcohol treatment. Services need to take a different approach.

HAGA started developing a digital pathway for risky drinkers in 2011. Our poster offers an overview of the learning so far from our digital alcohol pathway. The poster was presented at the Society for the Study of Addiction symposium 2015


Taking action on alcohol 2014-15

Over 100 people joined HAGA on 19th November 2015 to celebrate the launch of the new Shine Enterprise Centre and another year of taking action on alcohol in Haringey and beyond.


Local residents launch stigma-busting magazine

Haringey residents are celebrating the launch of theWORM, a new service-user-led magazine aiming to overcome the stigma faced by local people in recovery from alcohol and drugs later this month.

In July last year, a group of people accessing Haringey’s alcohol treatment programme got to talking about how alcohol (and drugs) had taken over their lives and, now that they were recovering, they wanted to do something to address the stigma faced by people recovering. So what are those misconceptions that people in recovery face?