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See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society, Human Rights & Justice

What is ‘recovery’ and what does it mean for the roles of treatment and of doctors? This analysis based on the last ten years’ writings on the subject draws a parallel with mental health, where recovery in terms of a meaningful and self-directed life is reserved for persisting severe illness resistant to ‘cure’ via treatment.

Julian Buchanan‘s insight:

Good to explore meanings we think we share – when we might have quite a different understanding. The use of full recovery could be seen as another way of suggesting people should become drug free.

See on findings.org.uk

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