Articles / Reports


Create a Recovery Champion for England to drive improvement at local level (‘Ambitious for Recovery’ report, Centre for Social Justice 2014).
The report lays out a programme for whoever next enters government, to tackle addiction and reduce its costs to society.  Full report…


2014 – Recovery will come of age (In2 Recovery, 2015)
Recovery is reaching a critical mass in the UK and may reach a tipping point with those in recovery becoming more visible, more organised, more connected to each other and more vocal. Read more…


Inside out: How to get drugs out of prisons
(Centre for Policy Studies 2008)
Drugs are widespread in British prisons, undermining any attempt to clean up prisoners from pre-existing addictions, greatly increasing the chances of recidivism and corrupting staff, writes Huseyin Djemil, a former Drug Strategy Co-ordinator for the seven London Prisons and himself a former addict. Read more…


Commissioning recovery (Addiction Today 2011)
“We cannot overcommunicate with commissioners” – getting addicts into rehab nowadays means many organisations, people and processes all contributing to the jigsaw that makes up a complete person in recovery. Huseyin Djemil has guided both rehabs and commissioners. Read more..


Payment by results, and the public sector: worst of all worlds?
(Centre for Policy Studies 2011)

This is what Huseyin Djemil warns in his damning review of how the Coaliton’s ‘drugs recovery PbR’ initiative is panning out. Read more…


Recovery or Rhetoric?
The Government committed  to transforming drug treatment when it took office. The idea of their Putting Full Recovery First plans is to give drug addicts and offenders a second chance – to free them from their dependency. Huseyin Djemil  fears their recovery has already been hijacked. Read more…


The state must stop dealing drugs and start doing rehab..
(Think Tanks, Conservative Home March 2013)
Huseyin Djemil of the Centre for Policy Studies previews Breaking the habit: why the state should stop dealing drugs and start doing rehab by Kathy Gyngell. Read more…


Breakthrough Britain II (Centre for Social Justice)
As part of the Centre for Social Justice, we will be looking at addictions and families, drugs in prison, alcohol abuse and addiction treatment and prevention. We would like to hear from anyone who thinks they can bring innovative ideas to Breakthrough Britain II or have any outstanding projects they want to recommend we look at. Read more…