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Recovery Plus 4 Feb 2016 Contents WELCOME TO THE FIRST RECOVERY PLUS ESSENTIAL REFERENCE What should be the legacy of a successful leader? Creating more leaders – like you. NEWS Catch up on the addiction field: latest legislation, rehab closures – and hope, psychoactive substances, dependency on prescribed medicines, legalisation lobbying and more... MEASURING RECOVERY: MOVING TO AGREEMENT To optimise treatment and recovery, service providers’ and users’ definitions of addiction recovery must converge more – Dr Joanne Neale and colleagues start the research. SCIENTIFICALLY-INFORMED RECOVERY: WHAT’S NEW? Harvard’s first professor of addiction medicine, John Kelly, summarises rigorous studies by the scientific community on the clinical utility and cost offsets of mutual-help groups. MEN AND WOMEN IN TREATMENT: THE ISSUES For men and women in active addiction, or accessing treatment, or in recovery, what are the similarities and differences? Paul Hokemeyer did the research for you and gives his findings. ADDICTION COMES IN PEOPLE, NOT PACKAGES “It is not only possible to get completely well from addiction – I would also claim that it is possible to prevent it,” says Mandy Saligari, who has ‘manualised’ how to achieve this. INTEGRATE TREATMENT FOR COMPLEX PATIENTS Integrative treatment includes all viable modalities. While we cannot cure dual diagnosis, IM can help to heal, maintaining hope and positive growth. Dr Michael Genovese explains. LATEST ADVANCES IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING George Powell explains how innovation and technology have impacted the rehab sector. HELP THE CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS: A POLITICIAN’S CAMPAIGN MP Liam Byrne recently opened up publicly about his experience as the child of an alcoholic – and is proposing legislation for all local authoriites to recognise and support them. FREE 12-PAGE PULLOUT PROGRAMME: RECOVERY PLUS CONFERENCE Join our team and a host of professionals and trainees in London on 20 and 21 May! 3 7 12 16 20 26 28 30 34 35 You can click on the orange button beside each article to be automatically brought to its page(s). FOR YOUR DIARY: Recovery Plus conference 20 May 2016 Interventions Plus tutorials, training 21 May 2016 Waldorf Hilton, London. IC&RC CEUs and CIPs awarded.


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