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dc.contributor.authorBellaert, Lore
dc.contributor.authorMartinelli, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorVanderplasschen, Wouter
dc.contributor.authorBest, David
dc.contributor.authorvan de Mheen, Dike
dc.contributor.authorVander Laenen, Freya
dc.identifier.citationBellaert, L., Martinelli, T.F., Vanderplasschen, W., Best, D., van de Mheen, D. and Vander Laenen, F., (2021). 'Chasing a pot of gold: an analysis of emerging recovery-oriented addiction policies in Flanders (Belgium) and The Netherlands'. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, pp. 1-12.en_US
dc.description.abstractFollowing the paradigm shift to recovery in the Anglophone world, recovery is also gaining momentum in drug policy and practice in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands. Since the meaning of recovery is being debated internationally, broadening the assessment of how the recovery framework is applied in policy discourse and how it is implemented in various international contexts is imperative. This com parative policy analysis aims to assess similarities and differences in addiction recovery vision, imple mentation, and evaluation in Flanders and the Netherlands. The thematic analysis draws upon a triangulation of different data collection methods: a focus group (n ¼ 14) and interviews (n ¼ 21) with key figures in the addictions field, followed by analyses of relevant policy documents (n ¼ 9). Our find ings show that a holistic vision of addiction recovery is endorsed in both countries. Although differen ces in policy development occurred (i.e. centrally driven in Flanders versus ‘bottom-up’ in the Netherlands), similar challenges emerged concerning recovery-oriented addiction policies. While policy makers in Flanders and the addiction sector in the Netherlands strongly proclaim recovery, structural implementation, dedicated funding, and systematic evaluation of recovery-oriented policies are lacking. This study suggests that systematic inclusion of experts by experience and aligning government and practice level funding and policies are crucial.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Institute for Health Researchen_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)*
dc.subjectdrug policyen_US
dc.subjectinternational comparisonen_US
dc.titleChasing a pot of gold: an analysis of emerging recovery-oriented addiction policies in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlandsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGhent Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentTilberg University, The Netherlandsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalDrugs: Education, Prevention and Policyen_US

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