Rowdy Yates on Lifeline and the growth of drug treatment
Posted on 23-08-2008

 Rowdy tells the story of Lifeline’s initial development and how it fit with the national priorities at that time.


Rowdy Yates

Senior Research Fellow / Facilitator of Scottish Addiction Studies

Location: Manchester

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…

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Welcome to Lifeline and FEAD (Film Exchange on Alcohol and Drugs). This project has been shaped by the wealth of experience, openness, and knowledge of the contributors. You are invited to comment on the clips, which are supported by footnotes to which you can add. FEAD is an ongoing Lifeline Project initiative.

Lifeline Project: In 1971 the Lifeline Project opened a day centre for drug users in Manchester. Since its foundation Lifeline has grown and developed, and now works in a diverse range of settings across the UK. Our purpose is to relieve poverty, sickness and distress among those persons affected by addiction to drugs of any kind, and to educate the public on matters relating to drug misuse.