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

The recovery movement and its implications for policy, commissioning and practice

The recovery movement is not a homogenous phenomenon, with differing philosophies and approaches informing its evolution, and it can be seen as an uneasy alliance…

The Relationship Between Recovery Community Services Program Grantees And the Federal Drug and Alcohol Confidentiality Laws

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is currently funding new types of service providers who are not professional clinical treatment providers through its Recovery…

The Response of African American Communities to Addiction: An Opportunity for Treatment Providers

The closing decades of the twentieth century were marked by a rise in culturally indigenous responses to alcohol and other drug problems in the African…

The Role of Recovery Residences in Promoting Long-term Addiction Recovery

Recovery residences (e.g., sober living houses, recovery homes, and Oxford HousesTM) are sober, safe, and healthy living environments that promote recovery from AOD use and…

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…

The Role of Social Supports, Spirituality, Religiousness, Life Meaning and Affiliation with 12-Step Fellowships in Quality of Life Satisfaction Among Individuals in Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Problems

Many recovering substance users report quitting drugs because they wanted a better life. The road of recovery is the path to a better life but…

The State of Recovery High Schools (2016)

The 2016 State of Recovery High Schools report is the first in a series of intended biennial publications from the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS).…

The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids

All across the United States, individuals, families, communities, and health care providers are struggling to cope with the impacts of the opioid crisis. Opioid misuse…

The Sweat Lodge Ceremony: A Healing Intervention for Intergenerational Trauma and Substance Use

Many traditional healers and Elders agree that strengthening cultural identity, incorporating traditional healing practices, and encouraging community integration can enhance and improve mental health and…

The Varieties of Recovery Experience: A Primer for Addiction Treatment Professionals and Recovery Advocates

This essay honors this transition from addiction and treatment paradigms to a recovery paradigm by exploring the growing varieties of pathways and styles through which…

The Words We Use Matter. Reducing Stigma through Language

Stigma remains the biggest barrier to addiction treatment faced by patients. The terminology used to describe addiction has contributed to the stigma. Many derogatory, stigmatizing…

TIP 61: Behavioral Health Services for American Indians and Alaska Natives

TIP 61 provides behavioral health professionals with practical guidance about Native American history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives in their work with American Indian…

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