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Recovery Capital: A Primer for Addictions Professionals

Recovery capital: A primer for addictions professionals. Counselor, 9(5), 22-27.

Addiction professionals across America are witnessing the field’s paradigmatic shift from a pathology and intervention focus to a recovery focus (White, 2004, 2005).

One of the key ideas at the core of this shift is that of recovery capital. This article defines recovery capital and explores how attention to recovery capital can be integrated into the service practices of front-line addiction professionals.