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Professor Stephen Rollnick on Motivational Interviewing and the platform needed for 'helpfulness'
The problem is not whether people are using MI or not but the platform on which it may be best used
Professor Stephen Rollnick on the problem of 'expert' communication styles
Professor Rollnick discusses an example of flexible engagement in Africa and asks why we can't do more in the developed world 
Professor Stephen Rollnick on the 'listening' heart of Motivational Interviewing
The heart of Motivational Interviewing: 'Listening is used to clarify what people want and help them formulate how to get there'
Professor Stephen Rollnick on what managers can do to encourage good practice
Professor Rollnick suggests there needs to be more material for practitioners to access on how to engage clients in assessment 
Ian Wardle on the workforce skills and outcomes needed for a recovery oriented system
Ian Wardle on the Workforce skills and outcomes of a recovery oriented system
Joy Barlow: On recovery and the need for a reflective and competent workforce
Joy says that there is a need for minimum standards, and people working with drug users need to have a theoretical grounding and competencies. She says this needs to be underpinned with an understanding of the value and nature of relationship. There has to be an honesty and a valuing of strengths as well as deficits.
Joy Barlow on Scotland's funding for workforce development
Joy suggests that a lack of recognition for the need for developing the workforce needs to be rectified in some countries
Joy Barlow: 'Workforce Development has come lately to the table'
Joy says you need workforce development to get a coherent response from other professionals. 
Lord Kamlesh Patel on vocational training and putting oneself in other people's shoes
Lord Patel talks about the need to help people think through the act of 'helping', and the value of vocational training.
David Best on de-medicalising, de-professionalising and de-stigmatising
David suggests that the future requires that we have to be much more critical about our roles and positions regarding substance misuse. David suggests that our knowledge so far will have a narrow meaning in the future.He suggests what predicts long term recovery and outcomes is structural rather than based on what we do as professionals. 
 
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Lifeline Project and FEAD
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.

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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.
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World Drug Report 2014 >>

3rd July 14 -  Drug use prevalence is stable around the world, according to the 2014 World Drug Report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with around 243 million individuals, or 5 per cent of the world’s population aged 15-64, having used an illicit drug in 2012. Problem drug users meanwhile numbered about 27 million, roughly 0.6 per cent of the world’s adult population, or 1 in every 200 people.
The impact of the older generation on England’s healthcare system >>

26th June 14 - The government has produced a report looking at the impact people aged over 65 have on the NHS. This publication provides a compilation of information on older people living in England to give a broad picture of their health, care and wellbeing.
The Condition of Britain: Strategies for Social Renewal >>

19th June 14 - This report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), sets out a comprehensive new agenda for reforming the state and social policy to enable people in Britain to work together to build a stronger society in tough times.
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