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The recovery movement and its implications for policy, commissioning and practice

The recovery movement is not a homogenous phenomenon, with differing philosophies and approaches informing its evolution, and it can be seen as an uneasy alliance of abstinence and medication-based models, specific philosophies and theories (12-step and Therapeutic Communities) and between a diverse range of proponents including family members, people in recovery (or recovered), practitioners, policy makers and a diverse range of other stakeholders.