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In the Same Boat: A boat trip for people affected by another’s drug/alcohol use.

Tue 29 March, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VOCAL FSA, in conjunction with The Sorted Project, are offering a unique opportunity for family members and friends affected by someone else’s drug/alcohol use to spend an afternoon on board ‘The Panacea’.  Leaving from Ratho village, this barge boat will travel along the union canal through some areas of natural beauty just outside Edinburgh. You will be provided with lunch and refreshments. The crew of The Panacea are all people in long-term recovery from addiction and your fellow passengers are all people who care for someone with a drug or alcohol use problem. Should you wish, you will have the opportunity to connect and converse with others on board in a relaxed atmosphere; or alternatively, simply enjoy the space, scenery and peace by yourself.

Who is this session for?
This event is open to people affected by another’s drug/alcohol use residing in or caring for a person in Edinburgh only.

Outcomes of this session
By the end of the event carers will have had an opportunity to take some space to themselves and relax on a boat trip. Should carers wish to, the trip will present an opportunity for carers to meet and connect with others in a similar situations, and/or to converse with the crew members (who are in long-term recovery) Tea, coffee, sandwiches and snacks all provided.

Delivered by
Joint project between VOCAL and The Sorted Project.

This session is limited to 7 spaces for physical distancing.

Meet at Ratho Village at the Canal Jetty opposite The Bridge Inn. The boat will depart 12noon and return approximately 4pm.


Tue 29 March, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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0131 622 6666


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