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May 30, 2018

Clouds in the Community


Dr Tim Leighton
Tim is Director of Professional Education and Research at Action on Addiction, and has worked in the addiction field for over 30 years, as counsellor, counselling trainer,...


Tim and Graham will explore how addiction treatment has evolved since Clouds first opened its doors in 1983, and how the impact of austerity and changes to the regulatory environment challenge traditional notions of rehabilitation and call for new approaches in the creation of communities of recovery. Drawing on evidence of effectiveness, this presentation will examine the respective roles of residential treatment, community-based approaches, and mutual aid in supporting sustainable recovery.