This brief overview details the work of the Phoenix active support network for people in recovery from addiction. The Phoenix provides peer-to-peer facilitated free physical activity programs including rock climbing, hiking, running, CrossFit, strength training, yoga, road and mountain biking, social events and more. The only requirement to participate is 48 hours of sobriety.
A brief overview of the Alano Club of Portland’s Recovery Toolkit Series (RTS), an innovative, evidence-based and holistic program for persons in recovery from an SUD. RTS is a free, year-long program of evidence-based workshops, seminars and classes that provide education about addiction and instruction in therapeutic tools such as mindfulness-based stress reduction and trauma informed yoga. The Alano Club also hosts a diverse program of mutual support groups with more than 125 meetings held each week including 12-step and non-12 step groups. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s spotlight series.
In 2004, a group of individuals committed to serving individuals affected by homelessness, addiction and other mental health challenges opened the Recovery Cafe in Seattle to provide long term recovery support.
A 2 page document that explains the Recovery Cafe Network and its process to help communities establish community recovery centers modeled after the Recovery Cafe in Seattle.
This 1 page briefing paper summarizes the findings from a study of participants in In the Rooms, an online social network site for the recovery community. The study showed that recovery-specific social network sites show promise as part of the modern recovery community. More research into whether these sites help
A brief overview of the Celebrating Familes! curriculum which is an evidence-based, skills building program for youth and families who have been impacted by addiction. The goal of the program is to prevent youth development of substance use disorders while improving the child and family members’s mental and physical health. Trainers from the National Association for Children of Alcoholics work with communities and programs to faithfully implement the 16-week curriculum which has been adopted in over 100 jurisdictions including treatment programs, drug courts, and community organizations. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
A brief overview of the AnchorED program in Rhode Island which connects patients seen in the emergency department (ED) for an opioid-related overdose with a trained peer recovery coach. ED staff call the AnchorED hotline which dispatches recovery coaches to meet patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The coaches provide the patient with information about recovery supports and resources and may educate the patient or caregivers on naloxone use to treat overdose. Preliminary evaluation reports show that more than 80 percent of patients who meet with the coaches engage in some recovery support services upon discharge. Part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.
This case study on the San Antonio, Texas police department’s Mental Health Detail (MHD) was produced by the National League of Cities as part of their series on local efforts to address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use, and homelessness.
This case study on the Indianapolis, Indiana police department’s Mobile Crisis Assistance Team (MCAT) was produced by the National League of Cities as part of their series on local efforts to address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use, and homelessness.
This case study on the Wichita, Kansas police department’s Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) was produced by the National League of Cities as part of their series on local efforts to address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use, and homelessness.