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Recovery Plus Save time, save lives Welcome to Recovery Plus, our first annual publication dedicated to the professional knowledge of how to recover from addictive behaviours. Worldclass experts have written articles on their specialist topics to give you a comprehensive overview or ‘crash course’ on addiction and recovery. We hold them in such high regard that they were invited them to speak at our conferences – and they generously offer you their PowerPoint presentations, too. All you need do is access our accompanying online Recovery Plus journal, then click on the “Click for presentation” icon embedded in their articles. Professor John Kelly’s article, for instance, stands alone but also links to 70 pages of select research. Download them from www.dbrecoveryresources.com. What should be the legacy of a successful leader? And how is that relevant to this publication? 20 years from now, all that will matter is the people you connected with in such a way that you added value and meaning to their lives. The final test of a leader is that s/he leaves behind in others the conviction and will to carry on. That requires imparting expertise as well as passion, and helping people to connect with others. The greatest legacy a leader can leave is having helped to develop other leaders. Develop them as widely and as deeply as you can, supported by the knowledge and contacts in Recovery Plus. If you want to leave a legacy, invest in people, and encourage those you develop to pass on everything they learn from you to others who will do the same. That’s the philosophy of the experts in this publication and the publishers. People are what matter in this world – not money nor fame nor buildings nor organisations nor institutions. Only people, values and ethics. Achievement comes to people who can do great things for themselves. Success comes when they lead followers to do great things for them. But a legacy is created only when leaders enable their people to do great things without them – hard as that might sound to you initially. This applies not only to staff and colleagues: it is also the most effective way to give healthy life choices to people with dependencies. And so we hope to help you to help others. We hope to help you... Gain confidence in handling clients with complex needs… Prevent relapse... Break destructive intergenerational patterns... Know when to refer and who you can safely refer to… Discover new colleagues... and find sources of help from our Directories of mutual-aid groups and treatment centres towards the back of this publication. Click on the photos in our online journal to be brought directly to their websites. In the course of your work, as you increasingly encounter people/colleagues with alcohol or drug problems or addictive behaviours, you can grow confident that you are doing the best for them – and yourself, following best practice. If you need more support, do join the next intense fully-rounded ‘crash course’ in how to recover from addiction, on 20 May: see page 35. your library’s essential reference Feb 2016 3


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