Tuesday, 29 April 2008

What the Science Shows, and What We Should Do About It (Part 1)

This Briefing starts to describe the main findings and recommendations from a major new book based on the views of America’s leading clinicians and researchers of what treatment would look like if it were based on the best science possible.

‘Most people who recover from drug problems do so on their own, without formal treatment. The stages and processes of such “natural” change are indistinguishable from those that occur with treatment, and are common across the spectrum of problem severity. In this sense, effective interventions facilitate and perhaps speed natural change processes.’

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