Friends gather to celebrate the 25 years of THOMAS. Paul returns to Blackburn to thank THOMAS for all the help it gave him.
Rt Rev Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences & the Academy of Social Sciences at the Vatican spoke eloquently of the importance of the service to those most in need. Describing drug misuse as ‘an addiction that destroys self-awareness and free will’ he said, ‘victims must not lose hope that they [...]
Amongst the guest speakers was Dr Neil McKeganey, Founding Director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Glasgow who shared that after more than a thousand interviews with drug addicts and a life time of academic study that he was convinced that ‘medical interventions such as the use of methadone administered under medical supervision only maintains [...]
Father Jim McCartney, the founder of THOMAS spoke at the celebration event in Blackburn Town Hall. He said "this is a great day to remember how THOMAS was born. We built from the bottom up and learnt from our mistakes as well as successes." He went on to speak about the importance of the therapeutic [...]
Over a hundred people gathered in the Council Chamber of Blackburn Town Hall to celebrate the work of THOMAS in Blackburn and in other parts of Lancashire and Greater Manchester. THOMAS was set up in Blackburn in November 1994. It now provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation and recovery housing for people who struggle with [...]