Recovery Resource Library

Since 2001, Faces & Voices of Recovery has been producing position papers, infographics, reports, toolkits and much more.  Click on the link below to view our publications:

Recovery Resource Library

A National Survey of Criminal Justice Diversion Programs and Initiatives

Center for Health and Justice at TASC

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Across the United States, criminal justice systems are managing record numbers of people with rates of substance use and mental health disorders that are exponentially higher than those of the general public. In recent years, a confluence of factors has created fertile ground for broad-based improvements to criminal justice policy and practice, including overburdened courts,…

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A Public Health Strategy for the Opioid Crisis

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

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Drug overdose is now the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Most overdose fatalities involve opioids, which include prescription medication, heroin, and illicit fentanyl. Current data reveal that the overdose crisis affects all demographic groups and that overdose rates are now rising most rapidly among African Americans. This publication provides a public…

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A Recovery Cascade Case Study: NA in the Islamic Republic of Iran

William L. White

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We recently explored the idea of “recovery cascade”—a sudden surge in personal change that sparks recovery initiation in the heels of past efforts or a collective surge in recovery prevalence at a community or cultural level. While there are examples of the latter in U.S. history (e.g., the explosive growth of the Washingtonian Temperance Society…

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Accreditation Manual

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In the last ten years, peer recovery support services (PRSS) – distinct from both clinical treatment and mutual aid supports – have become established in the continuum of care for people seeking, stabilizing, and sustaining recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As these services have been conceived, defined, and developed, organizations have realized…

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Achieving Systems-Based Sustained Recover: A Comprehensive Model for Collegiate Recovery Communities

Kitty S. Harris, Amanda K. Baker, Thomas G. Kimball, and Sterling T. Shumway

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The Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) (a Center within the College of Human Sciences at Texas Tech University, TTU), has developed a comprehensive Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). This community provides a model of support and relapse prevention for college students recovering from addictive behaviors—primarily alcohol/drug addiction. TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Addendum to Measuring the Promise: A Compendium of Recovery Measures, Volume II

Prepared by: The Evaluation Center @ Human Services Research Institute

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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. TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Addiction Epidemiology, Language and Stigma

Laura Kehoe, MD, MPH; Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy

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Presentation slides: a review of epidemiology of addiction, terminology in addiction, language and stigma. TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Addiction in the African American Community: The Recovery Legacies of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X

White, W., Sanders, M. & Sanders, T. (2006). Addiction in the African American Community: The Recovery Legacies of Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X. Counselor, 7(5), 53-58.

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Abstinence-based cultural and religious revitalization movements constitute vibrant responses to the rise of alcohol and other drug problems in communities of color. Such movements often inspire culturally nuanced approaches to addiction treatment and provide culturally legitimate pathways of long-term recovery. The spark that ignites such movements is often a charismatic, recovering individual who uses his…

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Addiction Recovery and the States: Working with the State Substance Abuse Agencies

NASADAD

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Discusses the Role of NASADAD, Role of SSAs, Describes recovery landscape across States, Highlight some examples from states, and How to connect with your SSA. TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Addiction Recovery Mutual Aid Groups in the United States: A Chronology of Founding Dates

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A Chronology of Founding Dates TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Addiction Recovery Peer Service Roles: Recovery Management in Health Reform

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Addiction Recovery Peer Service Roles: Recovery Management in Health Reform synthesizes and integrates the insights, challenges and ideas generated at the July 1, 2010, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Faces & Voices of Recovery Roundtable on Peer Recovery Support Services. Local, state and federal officials are embracing a new orientation toward…

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Addiction Recovery Prevalence in the United States: Latest Data

William White

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For decades, the United States has meticulously measured the prevalence of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and related problems. The question of how many U.S. adults have resolved such problems has received far less attention until recently. In 2012, I reviewed published studies of clinical and community populations in the U.S. that reported rates of recovery…

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