RECOVERY RESEARCH AND OUTCOMES
Evaluation of an evidence-based practice training for peer support workers in behavioral health care
A.S. Crisanti, C. Murray-Krezan, L.S. Karlin, K. Sutherland-Bruaw, L.M. Najavits & Peter Walla, 2016.
Service provision by peer support workers (PSWs) is growing within the US behavioral health care system and research is needed to determine appropriate training and support. This study examined responses of 15 PSWs and 20 licensed behavioral health practitioners (BHPs) who participated in a one-day training of seeking safety (SS). PSWs and BHPs provided post-training feedback on satisfaction with the training and their perceived comfort level in implementing SS. Overall, PSWs and BHPs reported high satisfaction and comfort, and except for one significant difference, PSWs benefited from the training to the same extent as BHPs. Compared to BHPs, PSWs reported significantly greater improvement in their counseling ability within the SS model as a result of the training. Considering the varying levels of education and training within the field of PSWs, our results suggest that a “one-size fits all” approach to professional training may be acceptable; however, further research is warranted.
Groshkova T, Best D, White W, 2012
Sociological work on social capital and its impact on health behaviours have been translated into the addiction field in the form of ‘recovery capital’ as the construct for assessing individual progress on a recovery journey. Yet there has been little attempt to quantify recovery capital. The aim of the project was to create a scale that assessed addiction recovery capital.
Prepared by: The Evaluation Center @ Human Services Research Institute
Measurement of mental health recovery and service support of recovery is a rapidly growing field. The Evaluation Center@HSRI published a second volume of a compendium of recovery measures in 2005; two years later, new measures have emerged, and existing measures have been revised.
Comparing life experiences in active addiction and recovery between veterans and non-veterans: A national study
Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., New York City, NY
This knowledge can help refine treatment and recovery support services. Capitalizing on a national study of persons in recovery (N = 3,208) we compare addiction and recovery experiences among veterans (N = 481) and non veterans.
Fast Track Action Committee on Health Science and Technology, October 2018
Laudet, PhD., Alexandra and Abt Associates (2009)
This report provides a brief background summarizing the status of the concept of recovery in the addictions field and describes the approach used to identify and to select recovery measures. A summary of findings and recommendations are offered as closing statements.
Insights from individuals successfully recovered from cannabis use disorder: natural versus treatment-assisted recoveries and abstinent versus moderation outcomes
David C. Hodgins and Jonathan N. Stea, 2018
Increasing understanding of the pathways and processes of recovery from cannabis use disorder may help in designing effective and attractive interventions to promote recovery. We report insights from individuals who had successfully recovered from cannabis use disorder with a variety of pathways. Recovered individuals describe their perceptions of why they developed the problem, why they were successful in recovering, and the advice they would offer to individuals with similar problems.
Snapshot of findings
Prepared by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D. for Faces & Voices of Recovery
As a first step to documenting the benefits of recovery to the individual and to the nation, Faces & Voices of Recovery (Faces & Voices) conducted the first nationwide survey of persons in recovery from alcohol and other drug problems. The survey was developed, conducted, and analyzed in collaboration with Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery at the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.