Wired in to recovery

A new online community has been launched in the U.K.

It’s got content for addicts (both in and out of recovery), families and practitioners.

They’ve got a great post about low expectations, bias against residential treatment and recovery capital.

If the comments are any indication of what’s to come in this community, I’m excited. One thought about the debate in the comments–while there is too much either/or thinking in the field and not enough both/and thinking, there really are sides and we can’t ignore this. People who don’t believe addicts can recover, shouldn’t work with addicts. This isn’t to say that all services should be abstinence oriented, but ALL services should offer hope that recovery is possible and ALL services for addicts should view recovery as the ultimate goal for their clients.