Recovery Resources

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The Faces and Voices of Recovery website offers access to information and data on recovery from substance use disorders.

This comprehensive report from the Surgeon General addresses the entire continuum of care for substance use disorder (SUD) including chapters on prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery. There are also chapters on the neurobiology of SUD, the healthcare system, and specific suggestions for key stakeholders. The appendices at the end of the report contain many links to helpful resources. 

Response Approach
  • Educational
Stakeholders
  • Advocates / Peers
  • Community Coalitions
  • Criminal Justice
  • Employers
  • First Responders
  • Health Insurers
  • Hospitals
  • Law Enforcement
  • Medical
  • Pharmacies
  • Policymakers

This study surveyed US adults about the prevalence of alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems, whether they were resolved, and if so by what means, including assisted (treatment, medication) and unassisted resolution pathways.

The paper found that tens of millions of Americans have successfully resolved an AOD problem using a variety of traditional and non-traditional means. Its findings suggest a need for a broadening of the menu of self-change and community-based options that can facilitate and support long-term AOD problem resolution.

Response Approach
  • Educational
  • Housing, Education, and Employment
  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Stakeholders
  • Addiction Treatment Providers
  • Community Coalitions
  • Community Health Officials
  • Medical
  • Policymakers
Peer-reviewed Article

This report, funded by RIZE Massachusetts, investigates evidence for using Recovery Coach services in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) care in Massachusetts, including the definition of a Recovery Coach, the role Recovery Coaches play in recovery, the scope of Recovery Coach services, and the effect they have on health outcomes and cost.

Response Approach
  • Recovery coaching
Stakeholders
  • Advocates / Peers
  • Community Coalitions
  • Health Insurers
  • Hospitals
  • Medical
  • Policymakers

This toolkit by Faces and Voices of Recovery describes the role of recovery community organizations (RCOs) in the community response to substance use disorders.  It discusses already-implemented RCOs and contains steps to facilitate implementation of a new RCO.

Response Approach
  • Comprehensive services
  • Educational
  • Housing, Education, and Employment
  • Recovery coaching
Stakeholders
  • Advocates / Peers
  • Community Coalitions
  • Policymakers

This monograph contains a synthesis of findings from scientific studies and recommendations from new grassroots recovery advocacy and support organizations that are collectively pushing a fundamental redesign of addiction treatment in the United States.

This document explains that, based on growing evidence of the chronicity and complexity of severe substance use disorders, we are faced with an increasing need to shift the current acute care model of treatment toward a model of assertive and sustained recovery management.

Response Approach
  • Comprehensive services
  • Educational
  • Recovery coaching
Stakeholders
  • Addiction Treatment Providers
  • Advocates / Peers
  • Community Health Officials
  • Medical
Peer-reviewed Article

This monograph emphasizes that the addictions treatment field is reaching a tipping point that is revolutionizing the ways in which behavioral health leaders think about people with alcohol and other drug problems, and consequently how services and systems are developed.

At its core, this movement represents a shift away from a crisis-oriented, professionally directed, acute-care approach with its emphasis on isolated treatment episodes, to a recovery management approach that provides long-term supports and recognizes the many pathways to healing.

This monograph presents a systematic review of the literature to support this transition and the concrete strategies that will help make the vision of recovery-oriented service systems a reality.

Response Approach
  • Comprehensive services
  • Educational
  • Post-overdose response
  • Recovery coaching
Stakeholders
  • Addiction Treatment Providers
  • Advocates / Peers
  • Community Health Officials
  • Medical
  • Policymakers
Peer-reviewed Article

The Recovery 101 section of the Recovery Research Institute website has data for different populations and many other recovery-related resources.

This resource guide from SAMHSA explains that the central focus of a recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC) is to create an infrastructure or system of care with the resources to effectively address the full range of substance use problems within communities. Recovery-oriented activities include providing a menu of traditional treatment services and alternative therapies, including peer recovery coaching, acupuncture, meditation, and music and art therapy.

According to this document, recovery support services, including employment assistance, child care, care management, and housing support, may enhance the engagement of individuals and their families in achieving and sustaining recovery.

Response Approach
  • Comprehensive services
  • Housing, Education, and Employment
  • Recovery coaching
Stakeholders
  • Addiction Treatment Providers
  • Advocates / Peers
  • Community Coalitions
  • Community Health Officials
  • Health Insurers
  • Policymakers

This white paper aims to help shift the substance use disorders treatment field from an acute care model of treatment to a chronic care approach, known as recovery-oriented systems of care. Its purposes are twofold:

(1) To describe our understanding of the present state of recovery support services.

(2) To lay a framework for future activities and products that will support the continuing development of recovery support services. This includes accessible services that engage and retain people seeking recovery; a continuum of services rather than crisis-oriented care; care that is age-and gender-appropriate and culturally competent; and where possible, care in the person’s community and home using natural supports.

Response Approach
  • Housing, Education, and Employment
  • Recovery coaching
Stakeholders
  • Addiction Treatment Providers
  • Advocates / Peers
  • Community Coalitions
  • Policymakers