Lived/Living Experience representative
Rebecca Wood works in recovery development across two council areas, North Lanarkshire and Forth Valley. With her lived experience of recovery from addiction, including opiates, she has a unique understanding of issues for those who are using, their families and the impact of the wider community. Since finding sustained recovery at the beginning of 2016 she has been involved in local and national work in the recovery sector firstly to gain insight and support, then as a volunteer and with a professional background in care and community work, joined Forth Valley Recovery Community as a Recovery Development Worker in 2017. Rebecca is committed to creating a safe space for citizens to find and maintain recovery, give a voice to those who are stigmatised and support communities to flourish. Being a member of the DDTF supports this commitment.