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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:

Webinar: Innovative Approaches for Addressing Opioid Overdose & Opioid Use Disorders in Hospital ERs

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Posted in: Addiction Treatment Guidance & Policy Resources

This webinar highlighted three successful models that connected emergency department patients who suffered an overdose to treatment. For more information about the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp

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Well-being and Recovery Functioning

Best, D., Honor, S. Karpusheff, J., Loudon, L. Hall, R., Groshkova, T. & White, W, 2012

Posted in: Recovery Research & Outcomes

There is a growing literature that seeks to evaluate the role of ‘‘recovery capital’’ in the resolution of substance use disorders. In this study, a structured instrument (the Assessment of Recovery Capital), along with an assessment of social networks among 176 former illicit drug users and drinkers, is measured in three locations in England. There…

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What Are Peer Recovery Support Services?

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services

What do all these people have in common? Although they are at different points in the process of recovering from a substance use disorder, each is expressing a need for some form of social support to help them through the process. Equally important, each is also a potential source of social support for others.

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What are your priorities right now? Identifying service needs across recovery stages to inform service development

Laudet, A. & White, W, 2010

Posted in: Recovery Research & Outcomes

Substance use disorders (SUD) are, for many, chronic conditions that are typically associated with severe impairments in multiple areas of functioning. “Recovery” from SUD is, for most, a lengthy process; improvements in other areas of functioning do not necessarily follow the attainment of abstinence. The current SUD service model providing intense, short-term, symptom-focused services is…

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What Do You Say Before You Relapse? How Language Use in a Peer-to-peer Online Discussion Forum Predicts Risky Drinking among Those in Recovery

Rachel Kornfield, Catalina L. Toma, Dhavan V. Shah, Tae Joon Moon & David H. Gustafson, 2017

Posted in: Recovery Research & Outcomes

Increasingly, seeking and providing support for relapse-prevention occurs in online environments and through mobile technologies. Communication in these environments may not only have an impact on relapse prevention through increasing mutual support but, as this paper demonstrates, it could also have secondary relapse-prevention benefit through capturing natural language-use data from which to predict and respond…

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What Individuals Need to Know About Wellness

National Association of State Mental Health Program

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services

A study by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) found that individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) die years earlier than those without these disorders, most often of heart disease.i They also experience diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and obesity at a rate that is 1.5 to 2 times that…

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White Paper: Opioid Use, Misuse, and Overdose in Women

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health

Posted in: Addiction Treatment Guidance & Policy Resources

This White Paper was developed to serve as a starting point for a September 2016 national meeting hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to examine prevention, treatment, and recovery issues for women who misuse, have use disorders, and/or overdose on opioids. This effort builds on…

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WIRCO Dane County Recovery Support Center Manual

Wisconsin Recovery Community Organization

Posted in: Recovery Community Organizations

Creating Your Recovery Support Center Manual- You are welcome to use the WIRCO Dane County Recovery Support Center Manual as a template for your RSC manual and adapt it for the unique recovery support needs of your community.

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Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists Employer Toolkit

Posted in: Peer Recovery Support Services

In anticipation that you are reading this Wisconsin Certified Peer Specialists Employer Toolkit as a precursor to hiring a Certified Peer Specialist, I must thank you. You are choosing to embark on a path that will not only employ a Certified Peer Specialist, but one that will see your program increase the understanding and role…

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Words Matter: How Language Choice Can Reduce Stigma

SAMHSA

Posted in: Language & Stigma

This resource examines the role of language in perpetuating substance use disorder stigma, followed by tips for assessing when and how we may be using stigmatizing language, and steps for ensuring that the language we use and messages we deliver are positive, productive, and inclusive.

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