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The Phoenix

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: The Phoenix

The Phoenix is a free sober active community that provides peer-to-peer facilitated programs such as CrossFit training, rock climbing, hiking, running, cycling, yoga and more. The only requirement for participation is 48 hours of sobriety. As of September 2019, Phoenix programs are active in 22 states and over 40 communities and the organization continues to expand.

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Spotlight: Phoenix Multisport

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

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.

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Spotlight: The Alano Club of Portland’s Recovery Toolkit Series

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

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.

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Spotlight: Recovery Reinvented

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

First Lady of North Dakota Kathryn Helgaas Burgum created Recovery Reinvented to end the shame and stigma that often accompanies people in recovery from addiction. As a person in long term recovery herself, she saw the need to empower people to seek help by openly talking about addiction and reality of recovery. Recovery Reinvented holds events in North Dakota with the goal of ending shame and stigma and creating recovery supportive communities. This report is part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.

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What is the Recovery Café Network?

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Café Network

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.

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Recovery Café Network

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Café Network

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.

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Recovery in the 21st Century Graphic

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Research Institute

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

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Summaries of Research on Addiction Treatment and Recovery

Everyday, researchers publish the results of their important work surrounding many of the issues around addiction, addiction treatment, and recovery. Unfortunately, much of this research is published in proprietary journals that may be difficult for students, policymakers, patients and caregivers to access. The Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, regularly reviews this literature and publishes easy-to-read summaries of key research. This featured collection provides a link to the Recovery Research Institute’s webpage that hosts these summaries as well as links to several studies that may be of particular interest to CLOUD visitors.

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Recovery Friendly Workplaces

Because of the far-reaching impacts of addiction, businesses have increasingly become engaged in addressing addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery for their employees. In this collection, CLOUD highlights initiatives on creating Recovery Friendly Workplaces where businesses create policies and procedures that offer support for employees working on substance use disorder treatment and recovery.

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Recovery

To recognize September as National Recovery Month, CLOUD’s current featured collection centers around recovery resources. In this featured collection, CLOUD is proud to highlight these specific recovery-related topics…

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