Culture, Connection and Belonging – A Study of Addiction and Recovery in Nottingham’s BAME Community

This report emerges from a collaborative effort initiated in August 2017 when a diverse learning partnership was established between BAC-IN, Lankelly Chase, and Sheffield Hallam University. This report presents qualitative findings from research with ten BAME people accessing BAC-IN for support. Fieldwork was conducted between March and September 2018 and included longitudinal research to understand their life experiences (with a particular emphasis on the impact of cultural identity and multiple disadvantage), histories of substance use and recovery pathways. The research also examines the central components of BAC-IN’s culturally responsive support model and compares them with interviewees’ experiences of other services.