Druglink article 2012 – A Bridge Not Far Enough by Paul Wells

Walk the line (Druglink July/August) clearly demonstrated the vulnerable position that service users can be placed in when the recovery agenda is poorly understood or implemented. The change of emphasis in the 2010 Drug Strategy has done more than simply shake the complacency of some drug services who had put more effort retaining
service users in treatment rather than helping them move through the treatment process. It has now become the ideologues’ charter, reinforced in March by Putting Full Recovery First, which describes an agenda focused on “full independence from any chemical.” But in many areas neither commissioners nor providers have a clear understanding of
the critical concept of recovery capital.

A Bridge Not Far Enough (PDF)