August draws to a close and autumn is upon us but the blogs remain. What were August’s top five addiction and recovery blogs? Well, three were summaries of research papers, one was about stigma and the last was about a social phenomenon that’s truly remarkable – currently happening in Scotland with almost no comment.
This paper took a look at what AA had to offer younger substance-dependent people and found that AA attendance is associated with benefits, but may work in different ways than it does in older folk.
Interestingly, the second most-read blog was also about young people and 12-step. This time researchers wanted to know what young people liked and didn’t like about attending 12-step mutual aid. The content of the programme, a problem for some professionals, wasn’t a problem for young adults it seems.
The difficulty of trying to define recovery indicators was never starker than this. Put professional views to service users and what do you get? Disagreement!
A blog about stigma and how it continues to pervade.
Scotland has an ‘undercover’ thriving and exponentially growing recovery-from-addiction movement. A remarkable social phenomenon that will astound you. Guest blog by SRC Chief Exec, Kuladharini.
August has been the busiest month for comments since Recovery Review launched. “Does recovery space equal recovery ghetto?” stimulated some fiery debate as did “You’re all going to hate the word ‘recovery’”. Recovery Resistance and “The ‘A’ Word” attracted some interesting perspectives too.
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