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The absorption of recovery in English drug policy

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In both Australia and England, there have been challenges to established ways of treating people who have problems with drugs. Treatment, it has been claimed, does not do enough to help people ‘recover’ from drug dependence. In both countries, people who run the treatment system have had to respond to this challenge. In England, this has involved ‘absorption’. 

A novel service for homeless people with severe and intractable alcohol dependence

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NDARC Professor Kate Dolan reports on her experiences investigating Managed Alcohol Programs (MAPs) in the United Kingdom and Canada. Managed Alcohol Programs (MAP) are a novel service for homeless people with severe and intractable alcohol dependence where clients receive a regulated amount of alcohol at set times.