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Takes one to know one?

An evaluation of peer mentoring in the drug dependency treatment sector

  • ISBN: 978-1-905994-93-9

  • Published: 2015

  • Pages: 40

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


Takes one to know one?

This study by Janet Bright sought to build upon existing research into peer mentoring in the drug dependency treatment sector by exploring the perceived benefits and drawbacks of the intervention from the perspectives of peer mentors and service providers.

Whilst this research was focused on peer mentoring in the substance misuse sector and the journey from addiction into recovery, there is a crossover with issues raised in the desistance from crime literature.

Janet Bright was the fourth and final recipient of the Howard League for Penal Reform’s student bursary for MA Criminology students at Birmingham City University.

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