California—Still Dreaming and Scheming

I can now add shaking to the mix. Earth— be still. My family and I have returned to California after more than 20 years in Colorado. We returned to familiar surroundings in Southern California.  It also is where I began my journey on the road to long-term recovery. It continued successfully through almost 20 years in…

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The Role of Recovery Support Services in Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

Addiction has long been recognized as a chronic disease. However, most treatment for addiction uses acute care interventions rather than a disease management approach. For many people seeking recovery, this has created a revolving door of multiple acute treatment episodes. Under the leadership of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for…

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Substance Use Disorder Peer Supervision Competencies

Very little has been written about SUD (Substance Use Disorder) Peer Supervision Competencies. In remedy, this competency analysis is offered, using a series of investigative protocols, including: a systematic review of the literature, DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) workgroup, quantitative peer and supervisor validation survey, and a managerial and administrative validation review. This competency analysis is…

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SAMHSA’S EXPERT PANEL ON STRATEGIES FOR PEER-RUN/RECOVERY COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TO BUILD COLLABORATION & RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL, COUNTY & STATE-LEVEL GOVERNMENTS

The purpose of this paper is to provide background and context for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Expert Panel Members to discuss strategies for peer–run organizations and recovery community organizations (POs/RCOs) to build collaborations and relationships with local, county, and state-level governments.

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