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[Public Health England] UK: Recovering alcohol and drug users leading service planning. (07 Sep 2015)

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PHE shows the benefits of involving recovering alcohol and drug users designing and developing treatment for themselves and others.

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new guide showing the benefits of involving recovering alcohol and drug users in the design and development of their own, and others treatment and recovery.

The guide describes 4 different levels of service user involvement, from co-developing one’s own care plan through to initiating and running recovery-focused enterprises. The guide showcases a number of examples of unique services from across the country that have been set-up by, or run by, former alcohol and drug users.

Through tailored and flexible approaches that aim to provide skills and training, these services promote and maintain long-term recovery often acting as a crucial step into employment. Their involvement in services at all levels increases confidence in, and suitability of the services, while seeing the successful stories of others in recovery motivates those still working to achieve recovery.

Item Type:News
Source:Public Health England
Date:7 September 2015
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use > Recovery
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Rehabilitation > Vocational rehabilitation (employment / occupation)
T Demographic characteristics > Substance user
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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