Alcohol and drug misuse is a complex issue. The number of people with a serious drugs dependency is relatively small, with bigger numbers dependent on alcohol or drinking at risky levels. In both cases, someone's misuse and dependency affects everybody around them, including their families, friends, communities and society.
People are more likely to complete their recovery if they have wider support to help them to rebuild their lives. These services include stable homes and employment prospects.
The Road to Recovery
The Road to Recovery supplement on drug treatment featured in the Society Guardian and was supported by the NTA (which is now part of Public Health England). It covers a range of perspectives on recovery, with information and first hand experiences of users and professionals. If you're interested in learning about the support available to help individuals on the road to recovery.
- Read more about types of support available and perspectives from a former user in recovery and a GP
- Read more about a scheme to address the underlying social needs of addicts