What we do
BAC-IN, a Nottingham based, peer-led drug and alcohol support service provides culturally responsive recovery solutions for adults and families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. An award winning service inspired and founded in 2003 by individuals in recovery. We believe support from others who have been through addiction is one of the most effective and therapeutic route to recovery.
We value the power of lived experience and thoroughly believe that abstinence can be achieved through the path of BAC-IN Transformative Recovery.
We recognise the many challenges including mental health and cultural issues being faced by those seeking help and the impact of multiple disadvantages on families.
We understand that stigma, shame and trust issues can prevent many from reaching out for help. 'We have been there ourselves, with the right help we have achieved sustainable recovery and improved our quality of life'.
We offer support towards a chance of a new start in life, a positive future and progress towards training, volunteering, seeking employment and help to access housing. We help through 1:1 support, as a family or in a group, through counselling, coaching, mentoring and training.
We work collaboratively with GP’s, local services and other appropriate healthcare providers to meet a broad range of needs.
BAC-IN staff and volunteers reflect the ethnic backgrounds, experiences and lived realities of those we aim to support which leads to sustained engagement and more positive outcomes.
The essence of lived experience, addiction recovery and cultural expertise is at the heart of BAC-IN’s guiding philosophy and organisational principles.
‘In all walks of life we frame our understandings based on the lens we apply and the
lives we have lived’
To enable individuals to achieve sustainable recovery, make responsible lifestyle changes and build positive relationships.
BAC-IN is a grass roots service that offers innovative solutions inspired by lived experience, positive impact of Transformative Recovery and shared voices of the under-served/seldom engaged BAME communities.
Our dedicated staff and volunteers (former service users) are deeply committed to making a difference in transforming lives of individuals and their families.
Service users (we prefer to call ‘friends of BAC-IN’) are at the heart of BAC IN’s philosophy, service design, peer led engagement through to planning and decision making. We are deeply committed to service user involvement, consultation and participation.
BAC-IN 2 Life recovery is an expression of the community an ‘energy of change’ inspired by the communities.
We provide a holistic and culturally responsive approach to addiction recovery, mental health and multiple disadvantage to help individuals to realise the best of their life potential.
BAC-IN’s peer led values are rooted in:
• Offering warmth, welcome and a
• Respect for human dignity,
autonomy and empowerment
of personal responsibility
• Shared equality within the
• Never turning anyone away who
needs help regardless of their
ethnicity or background
• Going the extra mile and never
giving up on anyone
Underpinning principles to BAC-IN Transformative Recovery:
• Culturally responsive
• Peer led
• Recovery focused
• Abstinence based
• Community inspired
• Lived experience driven