Recovering alcohol and drug users leading service planning

PHE has launched a new guide showing the benefits of involving recovering alcohol and drug users in the design and development of their own, and others treatment and recovery.

PHE’s “Service User Involvement guide” describes 4 different levels of service user involvement, from co-developing one’s own care plan through to initiating and running recovery-focused enterprises. The guide showcases a number of examples of unique services from across the country that have been set-up by, or run by, former alcohol and drug users.

Through tailored and flexible approaches that aim to provide skills and training, these services promote and maintain long-term recovery often acting as a crucial step into employment.

The guide can be accessed here: service-user-involvement-a-guide-for-drug-and-alcohol-commissioners-providers-and-service-users