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Mapping the Road to Addiction Recovery

Price: £85.00
A guide through the recovery process for use by professionals who work with those fighting alcohol or drug addiction, and provides an interactive and visually stimulating guide to steer both the worker and the client through the recovery process.
Author(s): David Best

This resource is designed for use by professionals who work with those fighting alcohol or drug addiction, and provides an interactive and visually stimulating guide to steer both the worker and the client through the recovery process.

Based on a model that is proven to be effective, Node-link mapping is a technique developed in the US that provides an interactive platform by which those recovering from addiction can develop the strengths and resources needed to sustain a long-term recovery journey.

This book takes this concept and delivers a new series of fresh maps, designed by an expert in the field, that can be used in both alcohol and drug addiction recovery and which supports the worker and the client through the entire recovery process.

Starting with immediate goals, such as finding accommodation and the inner strength to begin a recovery journey, it slowly builds chapter by chapter to aid and enhance the therapeutic relationship between worker and client, from making contact with recovery groups or individuals who can help, through to supporting the continued recovery journey after the completion of treatment. The technique and the maps provided can be taken by the client and used time and again for sustained recovery and to support them in their new lives.

This book contains a CD-ROM with a collection of interactive and visually stimulating maps to be printed and completed in the course of recovery, and the workbook provides a step-by-step guide to completing each of the maps, highlighting many issues to be considered and the techniques needed to get the best results from each one.


Individual staff and teams working with people fighting drug or alcohol addiction.
ISBN: 9781908066480
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media
Publication: 24 January 2012
Content: What is recovery? - What is treatment effectiveness? - What is node-link mapping? - Where to start? Creating a strengths-based recovery plan - The motivation to change - Building a recovery vision and a recovery identity - Recovery in the community – social networks and mutual aid - The ongoing recovery journey - How are the maps to be used in practice?

David Best is associate professor of addiction studies at Monash University and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Services in Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in the addictions field for 20 years, predominantly in England in a range of university and policy posts, including work at the Maudsley Hospital and the Institute of Psychiatry, Birmingham University and the National Addiction Centre.

His main research interests are around treatment effectiveness and the recovery agenda. In the latter capacity, he was the first chair of the Scottish Drugs Recovery Consortium and of the UK Recovery Academy. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and is attempting to develop models to understand recovery peer networks and the growth of recovery capital.