A good drug worker is not necessarily someone who has used lots of drugs, has great charm or is extremely efficient. They are someone best equipped to help people off drugs.
The substance use treatment sector is in flux. Political and policy changes and squeezed funding have led to greater bickering about the direction services need to go. Therefore, let’s cast an eye over a key area that will heavily influence our response to those challenges. Do we have a workforce that is capable of doing its job?