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In this episode we speak to Sohan Sahota, managing director of BAC-IN, a Nottingham based, specialist drug and alcohol recovery support service for individuals, families and young adults from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.

This is an extremely important conversation. The All Party Parliamentary Group of The Treatment of Addiction in the UK recently highlighted that 92% of all people in treatment for addiction are recorded as white, showing an alarming inequality within the addiction treatment services, which impacts BAME communities across the entire country, particularly women of colour. 

In this episode, we discussed:

  • The experience of BAME communities dealing with substance misuse disorders in the UK

  • The impact of inadequate addiction services and barriers for BAME people

  • The BAC-IN culturally responsive model and why it’s so important

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Recovery Services for the BAME Community (Part 1) S2:E4

Published by Faye Greason on Monday, January 31, 2022 4:07 PM

In this two-part discussion, hosts Andy and Sommer are joined by Sohan and David to discuss how we can create recovery services that are culturally responsive, particularly to the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. This first episode explores what recovery means to each guest, before giving a general overview of the specific issues facing culturally diverse people in recovery.

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Recovery Services for the BAME Community (Part 2) S2:E5

Published by Faye Greason on Monday, January 31, 2022 4:07 PM

In this two-part discussion, hosts Andy and Sommer are joined by Sohan and David to discuss how we can create recovery services that are culturally responsive, particularly to the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. This second sepisode takes a deeper dive into the services currently available to BAME people in recovery, who commissions them and what the future holds for them.