addiction

Feds say drug injection centre offers 'no hope'

This news item from the Vancouver Courier reports on an argument between drug treatment and prevention and a supervised injection site.

Recovery management and recovery-orientated systems of care : scientific rationale and promising practices

This is the fifth in a series of monographs related to recovery management. It looks at the scientific rationale for addiction treatment systems transformation including acute-care and recovery management models of addiction treatment; recovery focused performance measures; findings from studies of addiction treatment; promising practices to improve long-term recovery outcomes and suggests measures to evaluate addiction treatment.

European Association for the Treatment of Addiction

European Association for the Treatment of Addiction (EATA) is the umbrella organisation for the independent drug and alcohol treatment and aftercare sector. EATA represents services throughout the continuum of care. EATA is a registered charity, working to ensure that people with substance dependencies get the treatment they need. EATA works on behalf of its members alongside governmental bodies to help ensure improved access and quality of treatment for people with substance dependencies.

Out-patient treatment for heroin addiction : a service users' guide to rights and responsibilities

The purpose of this guide is to outline a range of treatment options for heroin addiction. In particular it looks at the substitute prescribing of methadone including the identification of potential problems in accessing services, stabilising on methadone and detoxification services. The target audience for this guide is people seeking or receiving treatment for heroin addiction and those interested in user support, representation and advocacy.

How much are people in Scotland really drinking?

Alcohol is a significant and growing problem in Scotland in terms of mortality, morbidity and social harm. From 2001 to 2005, alcohol-related deaths rose by 15% and general hospital admissions by 7% while recent results from the Scottish Crime and Victimisation Survey indicate that more people view alcohol as a serious social problem. Yet surveys of alcohol consumption suggest that Scots may be drinking less. As they are the main source of data for national monitoring of drinking behaviour, it is important that survey estimates of alcohol consumption are as robust as possible.

Recovery : linking addiction treatment and communities of recovery

This report is a 'primer for addiction counselors and recovery coaches' and discusses change in the professional addiction treatment community. Addressed to the thousands of counselors and therapists on the daily firing line, it offers them a renaissance of ideas that will provide the suffering addicts with which they work an increased opportunity for lasting recovery.

Prevention of homelessness guidance

Document summarising the statutory duties of local authorities in Scotland with regard to preventing homelessness. It outlines the actions which local authorities should take to stop homelessness occurring and recurring.

Action on Addiction

Website of Action on Addiction, a charity which works to reduce the problem of addiction through providing research, treatment, family support, education and training.

The seeds of exclusion

Report analysing early-life experiences, key issues and trajectories which lead some people into social exclusion and complex needs and using these insights to determine how such people can be better helped.

Recovery management: what if we really believed that addiction was a chronic disorder?

A quiet revolution is unfolding within the worlds of addiction treatment and recovery support. This revolution is founded on new understandings of the nature of substance use disorders and their management. It calls for shifting the treatment of severe and persistent alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems from an emergency room model of acute care (AC) to a model of sustained recovery management (RM).