Addiction treatment mismatch: when what’s on offer isn’t always what’s wanted

“I never knew that rehab was available to guys like me”, he said to me just before he completed his rehab programme. He’d been in and out of` treatment for many years before he got to rehab. “Why did nobody tell me?” I was left struggling for an answer. This is one of the things … Continue reading Addiction treatment mismatch: when what’s on offer isn’t always what’s wanted

Rehab works!

When it comes to trying to improve access to residential rehabilitation in Scotland, one thing I’ve heard too often from doubters is: ‘there’s no evidence that rehab works’. Ten years ago I was hearing the same thing about mutual aid, which was recently (at least in terms of Alcoholics Anonymous) found to be as effective, if … Continue reading Rehab works!