Druglink article 1992 – The bootstrap solution by Thomas Wilson and Dave Stewart

Over 95% of drug users attending the Wirral Drugs Service are unemployed. A drug user self-help group based at the service has successfully created non-employment ‘career’ opportunities for its members with the support of the drug service, the health authority and the local authority’s health service. The group is gaining the respect of the wider community and aims to improve the public image of drug users, as well as improving the self-esteem and enriching the lives of its members.

The bootstrap solution (PDF)