addiction

Recovery Management

This resource contains a synthesis of findings from scientific studies and recommendations from new grassroots recovery advocacy and support organisations that are collectively pushing a fundamental redesign of addiction treatment in the United States. This resource introduces a recovery management model through a collection of four papers.

Wired In : films

This blog is written by David Clark, director of Wired In, an organisation that empowers individuals, families and communities to tackle substance use problems, encouraging and enabling people to find their path to recover. This page of the blog has links to short films on recovery and addiction.

Breakthrough Britain: ending the costs of social breakdown

This report from the Social Justice Policy Group, chaired by Iain Duncan Smith, identifies five 'pathways' to poverty and makes proposals for tackling them. These pathways are: educational failure, family breakdown, economic dependence, indebtedness and addictions. A sixth section considers how the third sector might be better supported to help people escape poverty.

Harm reduction: what's in a name?

Harm reduction has become one of the most contentious issues in drug use policy. The initial clarity and simplicity of the phrase "harm reduction" has evolved into an emotion-laden designation that has polarized groups with a common goal and is interfering with opportunities to engage high-risk populations and the implementation of a range of substance abuse services and supports.

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.

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.

Preventing later substance use disorders in at-risk children and adolescents : a review of the theory and evidence base of indicated prevention (EMCDDA thematic papers)

Report reviewing the principles and evidence base of indicated prevention and identifying models of best practice for substance misuse prevention activities aimed at at-risk children in the EU.