Routes to recovery from substance addiction

Manual for healthcare practitioners on building and carrying out an effective plan for recovery from substance addiction.


Routes to recovery from substance addiction: mapping user manual

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This manual contains tools and techniques to improve the assessment of substance addicted people and carry out a plan for recovery.

The manual details the common parts of effective treatment. It uses the concept of node-link mapping to support the delivery of these techniques and is organised into sessions.

It covers:

  • setting, achieving and rewarding goals
  • building social support for change
  • providing information to reduce harm
  • skills development
  • exiting treatment and aftercare
Published 1 April 2013