The Whole Person Recovery Handbook by Emma Drew 

The idea of recovery is that people learn to live with the past and with their imperfections, and find positive steps forward that work for them. Whole Person Recovery (WPR) aims to co-design treatment with the addict, build ‘recovery capital’, and maximise chances of success by supporting the addict to take control of their recovery.

 

This joint process has been shown to be more effective than traditional approaches to treatment – and is fast influencing and overtaking such approaches. At the heart of the process is self-acceptance, safe space, trust, learning, human warmth and kindness.