Leaders in the field will discuss the evidence base for drug and alcohol recovery models and what the implications are for therapeutic interventions. Using examples of best practice we will explore how drug treatment systems can gear up for the increased demand for recovery options from the public; the political support for recovery options and how to make this possible within the economic climate.

Chaired by: Rosanna O’Connor (NTA Director of Delivery)

Speakers & Topics:

Prof. David Best - Recovery capital: an individual and group phenomenon. University of the West of Scotland and Chairman of the UK Recovery Academy

Mark Gilman - Asset Based, Visible Contagious Recovery. National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse in England (NTA)

Christian Guy - The policy context. Senior Policy Specialist, Centre for Social Justice

Dr. Ed Day - Bringing 2 worlds together. Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, University of Birmingham

Noreen Oliver MBE - Bringing recovery home. Founder & Chief Executive Officer, The BAC (Burton Addiction Centre) and the O’Connor Centre in Staffordshire

Dr. David McCartney - LEAP evaluating outcomes – recovery communities. Clinical Lead at Lothian & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme (LEAP)

Dr. Alison Battersby - The Psychiatrist and The Third Sector Provider: Effective Bedfellows? Consultant Psychiatrist in Substance Misuse, NHS Plymouth

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