Standards

May 28, 2013: CREDENTIALLED ‘LIVED EXPERIENCE’ – AN OXYMORON?
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Peer support, recognition of the value of people sharing lived experience with others, has saved countless lives and is experiencing great renewed interest from public-health officials across the globe. Kristie Schmiege elevates it further. Print-friendly version: Download AddictionToday142 - Credential...

November 10, 2012: WE MUST RAISE QUALITY OF CARE
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A recent announcement by the United Nations articulated what many of us know and advocate for: “most people with drug-use disorders do not receive effective treatment and care”. Jeff Wilbee urges us to “raise the bar”. Print-friendly version: Download AddictionToday139...

May 3, 2012: AIS: WORKING TOWARDS A ‘GOLD STANDARD’ FOR FAMILY INTERVENTIONS
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Families of people being destroyed by addiction can call on specialist ‘interventionists’ to persuade the addict into rehab – now some of the world’s best are sharing their expertise and ethics, and encouraging more to join them. Rebecca Flood describes...

February 29, 2008: AN INSPECTOR CALLS – ON RESIDENTIAL REHAB
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STAR RATINGS AND RESULTS FOR TREATMENT SERVICES There was great concern among residential rehabilitation services when the Care Standards Act 2000 came into force. Would the sector be discriminated against, even decimated? DAVID FINNEY of the Commission for Social Care...

February 6, 2008: SUBSTANCE MISUSE IN MAINSTREAM CARE SERVICES
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Where does someone who has a learning disability and an addiction go to receive help? What happens when an elderly person with a life crisis reacts by misusing alcohol, and needs help to stay in their home? Is there any...