Same – Addressing social isolation in people with addiction
Same is a design project focused on providing alternatives to the barriers of entry faced by people suffering from addiction, as they navigate their way through the journey to recovery. Through methods of service design, Same delves into the inadequacies of current streams of entry to addiction recovery programs. Identifying opportunities for design intervention to assist addicts in overcoming the social and emotional barrier of entry to services, that is, social isolation.
Using user-centred design methods to inform possible avenues for social empowerment in addicts, the project explores peer-to-peer networking, in order to deliver a meaningful service design solution built upon empathy.
Same is a digital platform where current and recovering addicts can share experiences and create bonds with others who share empathy for their situation, creating online and face-to-face recovery communities and support networks to address themes of social isolation within the beginning of the recovery process.