Recovery Plus: save time, save lives
Welcome to the 4th issue of Recovery Plus. All our publications
are devoted to saving lives by disseminating information on
how to recover from addiction, and helping carers to meet
up with each other, both for support and validation and
to exchange news, developments and best practice. This
issue brings you research which is useful for clinicians
not only academia, as well as some controversial topics
such as funding for legalisation and insights into Trump
as an untreated Al-Anon member, as well as raising the
quality of addiction-recovery professionals' work through
accreditation. What they – and even our news stories – have in
common is that they withstand the test of time and are practical:
hints and tips you can use today, in a week or a month with clients.
Research and experience show that they work.
This year, as you will see from the pullout programme, the Recovery Plus
conference is a large 2-day annual event as requested by so many of you,
evolving from Ukesad which I founded and ran with such success until 2014 to benefit the
ARF charity. Addiction treatment & recovery workers tell us they feel separated/ isolated, not least due
to losing colleagues in rehab closures and no politician or political department to lobby together. Uniting
with fellow professionals and people in recovery is paramount, and we hope to catch up with you in June.
Finally, you can read us online, free of charge: www.dbrecoveryjournal.com. Deirdre Boyd, editor & publisher
"I have been involved with the recovery community for the past 20 years and have met amazing people
and heard many inspirational stories of people who have overcome tremendous adversity in their lives.
Two years ago, Summit Diagnostics sent a team to the Recovery Plus conference in London. We were so
impressed with the quality of the show, organisation, networking opportunities and quality of speakers
– that we had to be involved. We felt/feel that this conference and the online Recovery Plus publications
are a fantastic way to keep up with the events that shape this industry and to contribute to the recovery
effort of the many professionals in the UK and US. Indeed, I became such a fan that I decided to invest!
I have taken on the role of co-publisher with one of the most dedicated and knowledgeable experts in the
business, Deirdre Boyd. We bring you, free of charge, the Recovery Plus journals in print, as requested by so
many readers of the online version, who like to carry it with them. It is our goal to provide professionals
in our industry with the ability to keep abreast of up-to-date information that influences the worldwide
epidemic of addiction and the efforts of addiction medical professionals treating this disorder. We want to
give our readers a chance to network with each other and to share experiences that help shape the future
of treatment. Join our exciting adventure!" George Powell, publisher
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