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REVIEW 2001 PDF file 1630Kb
Like paper on the wall, the fact that the vast majority of Britain's drug treatment clients are unemployed goes unremarked. Could work promote their recovery? This unique review assesses the evidence and outlines recent projects and policy initiatives.
STUDY 2008 HTM file
Self-financing resident-run houses maintain recovery after treatment
A US recovery model has proved its effectiveness in a rare randomised trial of a mutual aid intervention. The self-financing structure may help overcome restrictions on the supply and duration of residential rehabilitation in the UK.
STUDY 2001 PDF file 99Kb
How dependent drug users in Scotland avoided relapse
Scottish study provides valuable clues to where anti-relapse interventions might focus. Predated by many years the recovery era in British policy but laid some of the foundations for its shift in emphasis from the psychological or biochemical grip of addiction to lifestyle change which breaks with the past satisfyingly enough to forge a positive, non-addict identity and prevent relapse.
STUDY 1999 PDF file 178Kb
Some counselling maximises methadone cost-effectiveness
Suggests that increasing availability of counselling modestly (to three times a week, uptake in practice under one a week) buys more abstinence per dollar than offering daily access plus other services.
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