The Choose Life Project began in HMP Liverpool in the mid 1990s, and has been operating continuously ever since. Prison Officer Steve Duffy introduced the novel idea of using drama and experiential knowledge to address the growing issue of drug and alcohol use among the prison population.
Choose Life use the first-hand knowledge and experiences of recovered drug users to educate young people and professionals on the dangers of Class A drugs.
The project visits schools with recovered addicts and teach the pupils about the pitfalls of substance abuse, with the addict’s own experiences offering a powerful and cautionary voice about the risks that lie on the road to addiction.
Staying true to our roots we also work with prisons, and the police, to provide effective and memorable addiction education to inmates.