Mike Ashton on Addiction and Recovery
Posted on 11-03-2008

Mike discusses the ‘chronic relapsing condition’, how it is created, and the kinds of activities that help and hinder. ‘We create holes for people to fall into, we push them deeper… and pull up the ladder. Of course they don’t get better.’ ‘Give them something to hold onto… and most people will haul themselves out’.


Mike Ashton Drug and Alcohol Findings

Editor, Drug and Alcohol Findings

Location: London, UK

Mike Ashton is a writer, editor and commentator on evaluation research in the drug and alcohol field. Mike is editor of Drug and Alcohol Findings which took the form of a magazine between 1999 and 2006 and is now a free-to-access web site featuring the Effectiveness Bank with an extensive range of articles including the much…

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