Druglink article 2013 – The end of the road by Neil McKeganey

Neil McKeganey argues that there should be standards or guidance to help determine how long drug treatment, whether a medical or psychological intervention, should continue.

The world of UK drug treatment is being influenced by two big ideas that, to an extent, are pulling in opposing directions – not ‘harm reduction’ and ‘abstinence’, but ‘recovery’ and the view of drug dependence as a ‘chronic relapsing condition’.

The end of the road (PDF)