Druglink article 2011 – Word of mouth by Alistair Sinclair

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.

Word of mouth (PDF)