Harm minimisation still gets a rough ride in some circles. In the US, harm minimisation is still seen as a failure among many professionals ‐ where abstinence‐based Alcoholic and Narcotics Anonymous still hold the sway in public and political opinion. But what about the UK? Surely we have a more balanced view and put clients' needs before professional dogma. Not so says Brenda Coldwell. She reveals why some professionals are fighting to get controlled drinking back on the agenda and advocating something the drug treatment field takes for granted ‐ she makes the case for client‐centred alcohol treatment.
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