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KIKIT Pathways to Recovery

Drug & Alcohol Support Service

Need For KIKIT-Pathways to Recovery 

It has been recognized that the prevalence data on the drugs & Alcohol use among Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) is not widely available and is difficult to obtain.

Despite investigations by Researchers’, getting the prevalence data is challenging, because of the following barriers: Language (English may not be their first language and therefore it can be complicated to Explain drug terminologies to these groups), culture (taboo on discussing drug use) and sensitivity (lack of trust in the cultural competence of drug services). As a result, there is a Lack of publications that can be referred about the prevalence data on these communities.

To move towards filling in the knowledge gaps in this area, the Performance & Commissioning Support Team has decided to search the best available data in the field.

Since there is no homogeneous resource that can be relied upon, the Birmingham Public Health team commissioned KIKIT - Pathways to Recovery headed by Mohammed Ashfaq who also produced the KIKIT project BME research in 2012.

Government Standards:

The data below in the links clearly shows the evidence and need for KIKIT 

- PATHWAYS TO RECOVERY service and the impact the project has already made.

Birmingham public health needs assessment 2013:

Birmingham public health consultation report 2013:

BME substance misuse research 2012 (produced by PWR managing Director Mohammed Ashfaq):