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Drug Alcohol Rev. 2014 Jan;33(1):13-8. doi: 10.1111/dar.12092. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

Recovery-oriented policy and care systems in the UK and USA.

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Center for Innovation to Implementation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, USA; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, USA. knh@stanford.edu.

Abstract

The concept of recovery has been an influence on addicted individuals for many decades. But only in the past 15 years has the concept had a purchase in the world of public policy. In the USA, federal and state officials have promulgated policies intended to foster 'recovery-oriented systems of care' and have ratified recovery-supportive laws and regulations. Though of more recent vintage and therefore less developed, recovery policy initiatives are also being implemented in the UK. The present paper describes recovery-oriented policy in both countries and highlights key evaluations of the recovery-oriented interventions.

KEYWORDS:

addiction; public policy; recovery

PMID:
24267515
DOI:
10.1111/dar.12092
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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