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Drug and alcohol misuse damages individuals, families and communities and places a heavy burden on public services. Last year, over 300,000 people in England entered treatment for drug or alcohol misuse, a condition which will often exacerbate existing mental health and social difficulties. Health services face significant challenges with looming budget cuts and pressure to demonstrate outcomes.
How can we best respond to this critical financial situation? Might it be time to radically rethink our notion of 'treatment'? And how can we co-produce more creative, holistic and sustainable approaches to recovery?
Evidence suggests that recovery extends much further than the reach of treatment organisations. At the RSA, our Whole Person Recovery project has been exploring an innovative person-centred approach to recovery based on the belief that lasting recovery requires an equal partnership between professionals and those in recovery – as well as the involvement of the wider community - to build and sustain recovery capital in the longer term.
Join us as we bring together a panel of experts, from treatment providers to recovery champions to researchers, to discuss how to meet the challenges currently facing the recovery sector.
Read more about the Whole Person Recovery project