Dr. Neil McKeganey, Scotland

Dr. Neil McKeganey is the founding Director of the Centre for Drug Misuse Research within the University of Glasgow. Neil McKeganey graduated from the Universities of Sussex, London and Aberdeen. For the last fifteen years he has concentrated on research within the drug misuse field and has undertaken work on drug injectors and HIV, prostitution, and drugs and young people. Professor McKeganey led the research team which undertook a pilot of the ADAM methodology of interviewing and drug testing arrestees. He has acted as an advisor to the UK Home Office, the World Health Organisation and the United States Department of Justice. He is the author of many published books and articles and his most recent book, co-authored with Professor James McIntosh, is “Beating the Dragon: the recovery from dependent drug use”.

Presentation Topic

Drugs: Breaking the Cycle
Using “Recovery Capital” to change the dynamics of communication and influence to ensure health and well-being are at the centre of policy and planning, in terms of the structures, services and support available.