This Thursday on Talk Recovery Radio we talk with Ms. Jessica Cooksey and Dr. Ray Baker who will be presenting at series of Recovery Capital Conferences in September 2019 across Canada. Tune in from Noon to 1 pm, on 100.5 fm radio, or facebook live.
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What is Recovery Capital?
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.
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.
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; policymaker 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.
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