Dr. Neil McKeganey, Scotland
Director of the Centre for Substance Use Glasgow Scotland
ROOM Main Ballroom 3:20 – 5 pm
Drugs: Breaking the Cycle
Using “Recovery Capital” to change the dynamics of communication and influence, ensuring health and well-being are at the centre of policy and planning.
In this presentation I will outline relevant experience from the UK on establishing a focus on recovery and recovery capital within drug treatment policy and practice. The presentation will consider some of the obstacles to establishing a focus on recovery and recovery capital and considers the ways in which treatment practice may need to change to develop an enhanced focus upon recovery. The presentation will consider the contribution not only of professional treatment staff in realizing the goals of a recovery focused drug treatment system but also the importance of moving beyond a narrow focus on client and provider.
- To form a clear understanding of the contribution of a recovery focus in drug treatment policy and provision.
- To better understand the potential challenges to developing a recovery focus in drug treatment policy and provision.
- To critically consider the roles and responsibilities that may attach to treatment provider and client within an expanded understanding of recovery work.