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Deirdre Boyd

January 04, 2012

DEFINITIONS OF RECOVERY

Scottish government definition of recovery:

Fotolia_16139172_chesterF“Recovery is a process through which an individual is enabled to move-on from their problem drug use towards a drug-free life and become an active and contributing member of society.”  
(The Road To Recovery).

US government definition of recovery:

Fotolia_11905957_deckard_1“Recovery from substance dependence is a voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterised by sobriety, personal health, and citizenship.” 
(US Drug Policy 2010)

The government for England and Wales uses no definition of recovery - automatically rendering targets and ambitions meaningless.

 

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