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Recovery-oriented policy and care systems in the UK and USA.
Humphreys K, Lembke A. Recovery-oriented policy and care systems in the UK and USA. Drug and Alcohol Review. 2014 Jan 1; 33(1):13-8.
The concept of recovery has been an influence on addicted individuals for many decades. But only in the past 15 years has the concept had a purchase in the world of public policy. In the USA, federal and state officials have promulgated policies intended to foster 'recovery-oriented systems of care' and have ratified recovery-supportive laws and regulations. Though of more recent vintage and therefore less developed, recovery policy initiatives are also being implemented in the UK. The present paper describes recovery-oriented policy in both countries and highlights key evaluations of the recovery-oriented interventions.