RESEARCH: LONG-TERM RECOVERY SUCCESSES
RESEARCH UPDATES: SURVEY RESULTS, IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS inc PROFESSIONALS IN RECOVERY
Dr David Best and Dr John Marsden catch up with the latest research on long-term recovery successes, including the NTA-commissioned research on Pofessionals in Recovery led by Dr Best.
David Best. is senior lecturer in addiction in Birmingham University’s Medical School, as well as being part-time research manager for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.
He has worked in the addictions field for 15 years, including at the Institute of Psychiatry/ National Addiction Centre and the Police Complaints Authority. He has completed work for the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit.
John Marsden is a chartered psychologist and senior lecturer in addictive behaviour at London’s Institute of Psychiatry and a senior member of the National Addiction Centre. He has coordinated substance-misuse research projects for government departments and international agencies. He is an expert consultant to the UK Anti-Drugs Coordinating Unit, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations Drug Control Programme.
He trained in psychology at University College London 1981-1984 and his PhD studies were on the treatment of alcohol and other drug problems. From 1987-1994 he was a member of the central management team for Turning Point, the UK’s largest “voluntary agency in the field of drugs, alcohol and mental health”.
He is a trustee of the Addiction Recovery Foundation, which organises UKESAD and sits on its Advisory Panel.