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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. [Home Office UK] (2012) Recovery from drug and alcohol dependence: an overview of the evidence. London: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. 20 p.

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The remit of the Recovery Committee concerns recovery from dependence on drugs and alcohol, not use of drugs or alcohol per se. This first output of the ACMD Recovery Committee provides an overview of the evidence, or lack thereof of the factors that contribute to recovery. This document is not intended to offer definitive answers and did not involve an in depth analysis of evidence. Rather it is intended to „map out the terrain‟ that will be examined in more detail later in the work of the committee.

The ACMD identified 13 different themes that had a bearing on recovery: carers and families; communications including stigma and media; criminal justice; education (including adult education, higher education, schools) and training; employment and volunteering; housing; natural recovery; personal finance (including benefits); health and wellbeing; recovery communities; social care; local communities; and substance misuse treatment.

Contents:
1. Introduction to and scope of this report
2. Informing future work
3. What is dependence and recovery?
4. Scoping the evidence: the contribution of different themes to recovery
5. Exploring the evidence: recovery capital
6. Discussion
7. Next steps
8. References


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Other
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:Rehabilitation/Recovery
Source:Home Office UK
Date:December 2012
Pages:20 p.
Publisher:Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Corporate Creators:Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
Place of Publication:London
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:L Social psychology and related concepts > Interpersonal interaction and group dynamics > Social support
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Rehabilitation > Vocational rehabilitation (employment / occupation)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family and substance use > Substance related family problems
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use > Recovery
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Rehabilitation
L Social psychology and related concepts > Marital relations > Family and kinship > Family structure > Family support
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts > Prejudice (stigma / discrimination)
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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