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

Toward a New Recovery Advocacy Movement 2000 Redux

Bill White

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I was invited in 2000 to do a presentation for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Recovery Community Support Program grantees meeting. I chose for my topic “Toward a New Recovery Advocacy Movement” and prepared a paper to share with attendees that constituted one of the first descriptions of the rise of grassroots recovery advocacy…

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Toward an Addiction-ary: Language, Stigma, Treatment, and Policy

John F. Kelly, Ph.D., Recovery Research Institute

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Presented at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Conference in Anaheim, CA in June 2016 TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Understanding the Role of Peer Recovery Coaches in the Addiction Profession

NADAAC Presentation (2013). Presented by Patty McCarthy Metcalf.

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Utilizing Recovery Management Checkups to shorten the cycle of relapse, treatment reentry, and recovery

Christy K Scott, Michael L. Dennis and Mark A. Foss

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Over the past several decades, a growing body of evidence suggests that a subset of substance users suffers from what appears to be a more chronic condition, whereby they cycle through periods of relapse, treatment reentry, incarceration, and recovery, often lasting several years. Using data from quarterly interviews conducted over a 2-year period in which…

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Value of Peers, 2017

SAMHSA

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Value of Peers; PeerSupport Peers Supporting Recovery from Substance Use Disorders Peers Supporting Recovery from Mental Health Conditions Family, Parent and Caregiver Peer Support in Behavioral Health TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Veterans in Recovery (A Landmark Study)

William White

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The problems men and women of the U.S. military experience upon re-entry to civilian life receive considerable research and media attention. Far less common is information on their resilience to and recovery from such challenges. It is in that context that a landmark study has just been published on the prevalence of recovery from alcohol…

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We Have Been (Addiction Lament & Recovery Celebration)

William White

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Understanding oneself is incomplete when divorced from the history of one’s people. Those with lived experience of addiction and recovery share such a larger history. Over the course of centuries and across the globe, we have been: Abandoned  Arrested   Berated   Caned   Castigated   Coerced   Confronted   Condemned   Conned   Defamed  Defrocked   Divorced   Deported   Denied Probation   Denied Pardon   Denied Parenthood   Executed   Electrocuted …

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We need more Recovery Custodians and fewer Recovery Rock Stars

Bill Stauffer and Bill White

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Definition of Custodian – a person who has responsibility for or looks after something. We are in a critical stage of the recovery movement in America, and we need to think carefully on what direction we go as a community and what we do to ensure that we expand recovery opportunities for the next generation….

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

Office of National Drug Control Policy

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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 TweetShareShareEmail0 Shares

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Well-being and Recovery Functioning

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

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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?

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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. TweetShareShareEmail0…

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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

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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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