Recovery from problematic drug use

Pathways and societal responses in the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium (REC-PATH study)
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Thursday, 24 October, 2019 - 16:50 to 18:20
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The notion of ‘recovery’ is gaining ground in research literature on persons with substance use problems and has become an important objective of treatment and policies in various European countries. Although much of the research has been performed in the USA and Australia, research in Europe - in particular international comparative studies - is missing in this area. This first presentation describes the rationale, conceptual foundations and methods for the Recovery Pathways study (REC-PATH), a prospective cohort study in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands aimed to map pathways to recovery from problematic drug use and the role of contextual and societal factors.