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Wardle, Ian (2013) The drug treatment workforce. London: Lifeline Project Ltd.

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The first part of this paper identifies three distinct phases of thinking around the drug treatment workforce: phase 1. 2001-2005; phase 2. 2005-2008 and phase 3. 2007-2013. The second part of the paper focuses on four key roles at the heart of many newly established recovery-oriented treatment services: i) Clinicians; ii) Practitioners; iii) Managers and iv) Peer mentors and other recovery-oriented non-salaried roles. Part three of the paper looks very briefly at how organisations might develop sustainable, ethical, and productive workforce development strategies. The conclusion argues for a strong consensus on what constitutes successful treatment performance and also for a shared learning agenda in the ongoing development of our understanding of workforce requirements in the treatment field.

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Education and training
January 2013
21 p.
Lifeline Project Ltd
Place of Publication
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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