An expanding network of current and former problem drug users will energise the recovery movement in the UK and create social entrepreneurs.
Recently, in Drink and Drug News, I questioned whether we’d reached the point where we could reasonably claim there was a recovery movement in the UK . I said we needed to hear from new voices if we were to see a healthy and dynamic movement form, and that these voices could be found within the community. I wrote that there was a need for new community-led ‘recovery networks’ and touched on what the UK Recovery Federation (UKRF) has been doing to support emerging networks in the UK. Here I want to outline the UKRF vision for these recovery networks.