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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:

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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Working With Your State Insurance Commissioner: A Guide for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Healrh Stakeholders

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy

This Guide offers specific strategies to help you effectively collaborate and communicate with your State’s insurance commissioner to raise awareness of health insurance regulatory issues that are most important to people with mental health or substance use disorder service needs.

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Working with your State Legislature: A Guide for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Stakeholders

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy

This Guide offers specific strategies to help you effectively collaborate with your State legislature to raise awareness of issues impacting persons with substance use or mental health needs, to stay informed about legislative developments in your State, and to design successful strategies for mental health and substance use disorder (MH and SUD) prevention, treatment, rehabilitation…

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World Drug Report 2018

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Posted in: Advocacy & Public Policy

About 275 million people worldwide, which is roughly 5.6 per cent of the global population aged 15–64 years, used drugs at least once during 2016. Some 31 million of people who use drugs suffer from drug use disorders, meaning that their drug use is harmful to the point where they may need treatment.

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