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Early findings suggest that sociability is linked to successful treatment

As drug and alcohol service providers, we are keenly interested in looking at the potential links between feelings of wellbeing and the effectiveness of drug and alcohol treatment. Early findings from our survey into wellbeing provide a number of hypotheses for further testing.   One ...

Read More » Posted in: 5 Ways To Wellbeing, Noble Cause by John Richmond on 18 June 2013
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Is drug and alcohol recovery a risky business?

As drug and alcohol service providers, we are responsible for the recovery treatments we facilitate, just as we are those who seek them. Both services and the individuals that work within them consent to liability and risk in various forms. So does the business of drug and alcohol recovery at...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 21 May 2013
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What is the practitioner's role if patients lead their own drug and alcohol recovery?

Part nine of our series discussing service concerns about drug and alcohol recovery focuses on the implications of a patient-centric approach. Recovery models recognise that many people succeed in their rehabilitation without accessing specialist treatment or formal support services. Th...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 16 May 2013
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How can we determine the value of recovery-oriented services if these are not evidence based?

  This blog series addresses the top ten service concerns in our industry about drug and alcohol recovery. In part eight, we propose that recovery-oriented services need not be evidence based. It makes sense for health services which are evidence based to attract an air of legitimacy an...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 10 May 2013
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Is a bigger budget the only answer for improving drug and alcohol recovery services?

The seventh blog in this series, addressing the top ten service concerns about recovery, tackles the age-old issue of funding. Unlike some of the other most prevalent service concerns we've identified within recovery, the money matter is not a myth borne of stereotype or inadequate acc...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 3 May 2013
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Is recovery only achievable with acceptance of one's own drug and alcohol dependence?

In part six of our series on service concerns about drug and alcohol recovery, we explore the notion that recovery is only possible once an addicted person develops insight into their own dependency. The majority of people experiencing physical and mental problems associated with substanc...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 1 May 2013
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Why recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is not just achievable for the least dependent

This blog, the fifth in our series on service concerns within drug and alcohol recovery, addresses the misconception that recovery happens for very few people with severe dependency problems. In society there can be concern that recovery is a rarity for those with major addictions. Inde...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 29 April 2013
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Why recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is not just a fad

The fourth in our blog series on service concerns about drug and alcohol recovery responds to claims that recovery is a 'fad' which raises false hopes and positions patients to fail.  Even amongst informed practitioners who understand the language of recovery, there exists a nagging doubt ...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 24 April 2013
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Why being in recovery doesn't necessarily mean being drug-free

In the third of our series addressing service concerns about drug and alcohol recovery, we look into if a person can be 'cured' if they are still using illicit substances. The term 'recovery' is not a synonym for 'cure'. It refers to a journey undertaken with definitive goals but which are sit...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Core Values, Drugs by John Richmond on 19 April 2013
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Why drug and alcohol recovery is essential for health services

The second post of the series, which discusses the top ten service concerns surrounding recovery, challenges the notion that recovery orientated care adds to the burden of an already stretched service. Delphi Medical is not the only organisation championing recovery-oriented systems of care d...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 16 April 2013
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Challenging the top ten service concerns about drug and alcohol recovery

Over the coming weeks, Delphi Medical will address some of the biggest concerns surrounding recovery in mental health and drug and alcohol misuse in a series of new blog posts. This first blog focuses on the apprehension that recovery is old news. While it's true that within mental health the not...

Read More » Posted in: Alcohol, Drugs by John Richmond on 11 April 2013
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