In recent years, there has been a move away from treatment or harm reduction as a focus for working with those who have drug and/or alcohol problems toward a broader conception of “recovery”.
Scotland is at the forefront of this transformation
Recovery is a “process through which an individual is enabled to move-on from their problem drug use towards a drug-free life and become an active and contributing member of society” (Scottish Government, 2008, p vi).
The nature of recovery – including its start and end points – will vary from person to person and should be based on an individual’s needs and goals. A recovery focused professional provides “timely, sensitive, person-centred, evidence-based support that is appropriate and empathetic which empowers individuals to set their own recovery objectives, manage their own care, and sustain recovery.” (Scottish Government/CoSLA, 2010, p3).
Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC)
- Quality Principles
- Recovery Cafe Report/Survey
- Staff Attitudes Report
- Mutual Aid and Self Help leaflet
- Mutual Aid
The Forth Valley Recovery Community organise a range of peer support activities for those in Recovery in the Forth Valley area.
This includes organised walks, fitness classes, mutual aid meetings and a number of Recovery Cafe’s hosted in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling.
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