The Recovery Group UK (RGUK) advocates for a balanced treatment system that recognises abstinence treatment as an option for drug and alcohol mis-users in order for individuals, families and communities to recover and break the cycle of addiction which impacts upon families, crime and the benefit system.
RGUK aims to educate people on the benefits of a single integrated process for directing substance mis-users into treatment and supporting their progress through all stages of the treatment process. The focus is on motivating the individual to change, and refer them to the appropriate services. Key in this process is the development of local peer mentoring schemes.
To provide a platform for the reform of the UK drug and alcohol treatment system. Its representatives include leading providers, academics and umbrella organisations from the addictions field. Its aim is to provide expert advice on improving the impact of treatment.