What is Recovery Month Canada?
Recovery Month Canada is an Addiction and Mental Health Recovery Campaign that builds on our strengths to overcome addiction.
Last Door Recovery Society along with many community partners co-organizes this national movement for Canadians engaging them in Recovery Capital.
Emails are coming in from Communities across Canada inquiring about Recovery Month Canada 2020. Amazing how the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada is inspiring a country.
Building Recovery Capital in Healthcare, Workplaces, Communities, People and Families to overcome addiction.
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Recovery Month Events Schedule
Recovery Month Canada consists of
- The Recovery Capital Conference of Canada held in cities across Canada
- Recovery Day events that are held in cities across Canada
Building Recovery Capital in 2019 engages people to gain a better understanding of Recovery Capital and how to foster it in their workplaces and communities through Recovery Days and the Recovery Capital Conferences.
Healthcare professionals, people in recovery, people who use substances, the general public, unions, occupational health leaders and families are invited to be engaged in this campaign.
2020 dates will be announced soon
What is Recovery Capital?
Recovery Capital is a focus on the development of social capital (such as healthy and stable relationships), material capital (such as finances and accommodation), human capital (mental and physical health, skills, and employment) and cultural capital (values, beliefs, and attitudes) Let’s build recovery capital in individuals and communities to overcome addiction and mental illness
Research has shifted from the pathology and short-term addiction treatment modalities to include more focused attention to recovery. Conference participants will learn those factors that seem to make people with substance use disorders more resilient. These characteristics have been termed ‘Recovery Capital’, defined by Granfield and Cloud as “The breadth and depth of internal and external resources that can be drawn upon to initiate and sustain Recovery from alcohol and other drug problems”.
Recovery Capital is not a fixed value, it diminishes during active addiction and increases during sustained recovery.
Recovery Capital may be grouped in four categories – internal: human and physical; and external: social and cultural.
- Human and Physical – includes housing, employment, nutrition, education, personal resources, mental, spiritual and emotional health, knowledge, coping, well-being, mindfulness, physical fitness, financial responsibility.
- Social and Cultural – encompasses community attitudes and recovery supports; policy maker knowledge and policies and resources related to recovery; active efforts to reduce stigma; visible and diverse recovery role models, accessible sources of sustained recovery supports, recovery peer resources and early intervention; beliefs, sense of personal choice social integration, connection to purpose; availability of multiple pathways to recovery, community assets, Recovery-focused systems of care.
Recovery Capital interacts with problem severity to shape the intensity and duration of support needed to initiate and sustain recovery. Re-evaluation of Recovery Capital during the recovery journey may be used to determine the quality and even duration of successful sustained recovery from addiction.
Whole Person Recovery: A user-centered systems approach to problem drug use.