Yin and Yang: Successful Completions and Recovery Communities

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Successive UK governments have been talking about ‘recovery’ from ‘addiction’ since the build up to the 2010 general election. This resulted in a target for recovery – a ‘recovery rate’ – that is defined as the number of people successfully completing treatment and not returning to treatment in the next 6 months. The ‘successful completions’ […]

Recovery in Post Industrial Society: New Formations of Politics, Culture and Identity

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The grandiose title that came out of a snarky comment on a Facebook post by Alistair Sinclair, chair of the UK Recovery Federation. We’d just seen the recent election results, and while Alistair was being his usual positive and upbeat self – continually reinforcing Gramsci’s wonderful phrase, “Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will”, […]