Rowdy Yates was one of Lifeline Project’s co-founders, and worked alongside Eugenie Cheesmond in the 1970’s. He now holds the position of Senior Research Fellow at Stirling University, and is facilitator of the Scottish Addiction Studies group. He has recently facilitated a series at Stirling, Pathways to Recovery, which is accessible via the Website Radio into 2009. Rowdy has published widely and has a special interest in therapeutic communities. (Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users Edited by Barbara Rawlings and Rowdy Yates [Jessica Kingsley; 2001]. In 1994 was awarded the Order of Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the prevention of drug misuse. For more on Rowdy Yates see also the Stirling University Website.