Recovery in Scotland: work at it!

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Thinking about recovery in Scotland? Thinking about abstinence? Don’t you just wish you had some good quality materials? Materials that would help people move from the treacle of addiction into the blancmange of recovery? Materials, for instance, that would be useful in a variety of community and residential settings? Materials, let’s say, that had been […]

Stigma: Overdosing on heroin doesn’t make you a scumbag

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On the day we heard that heroin was implicated in the tragic death of Peaches Geldof, I was reminded of another recent story. Thomas McLellan, a prominent US addiction researcher and policy advisor, lost his son to an overdose in 2008. A month or two back he wrote a piece  in the Huffington Post. He recounts that […]