The Recovery Quality Standards

The Quality Principles and how they affect you or your family around recovery from alcohol and/or drugs can be accessed by accessing the ADP Strategy 2015-20. The Alcohol & Drugs Partnership is the local group who are ‘charged’ with developing local policies and strategies around Alcohol & Drugs. This group is comprised of senior managers from P&K Council, NHS Tayside, Police Scotland, Fire & Rescue, Scottish Prison Service and local Third Sector Groups. https://www.gov.scot/publications/quality-principles-standard-expectations-care-support-drug-alcohol-services/

The Quality Principles:

1) You should be able to quickly access the right drug or alcohol service that keeps you safe and supports you throughout your [personal] recovery. 2) You should be offered high-quality; evidence-informed treatment, care and support interventions which reduce harm and empower you in recovery. 3) You should be supported by workers, who have the right attitudes, values, training and supervision throughout your recovery journey. 4) You should be involved in a full, strength-based assessment that ensures the choice of recovery model and therapy is based on your needs and aspirations. 5) You should have a recovery plan that is person-centred and addresses your broader health, care and social needs, and maintains a focus on your safety throughout your recovery journey. 6) You should be involved in regular reviews of your recovery plan to ensure it continues to meet your needs and aspirations. 7) You should have the opportunity to be involved in on-going evaluation of delivery of services at each stage of your recovery. 8) Services should be family inclusive as part of their practice.