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Financing Recovery Support Services: Review and Analysis of Funding Recovery Support Services and Policy Recommendations

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This 2010 report provides information about sources of funding for recovery support services in addiction treatment. Authors analyzed available federal and state funding streams for their requirements and highlighted 18 state examples of creative ways of funding recovery support services. The report concludes with

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Pathways to Healing and Recovery: Perspectives from Individuals with Histories of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Authors of this 2010 report convened 4 focus groups and conducted 9 in depth interviews with individuals in recovery to document their perspectives on the process. The report describes many recovery pathways, identifies different terminology used by individuals in recovery, and identifies barriers to and

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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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Prescription Drug Community Action Kit: Survivor Story – Louie

Source: National Safety Council

This resource tells the story of a mother whose son Louie began using opioids after a football injury and soon developed opioid use disorder and began using heroin. One month after his second stay in rehabilitation, Louie fatally overdosed on heroin. His mother now advocates on his behalf and shares his story with

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Prescription Drug Community Action Kit: Survivor Story – Skye

Source: National Safety Council

Skye began her opioid use at age 13 after dental surgery and eventually developed a heroin addiction and a long arrest record. With the help of her family, Skye completed treatment, worked as a peer mentor and overdose prevention counselor, and now is therapist and assistant director of a counseling program that

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Prescription Drug Community Action Kit: Survivor Story – Sally

Source: National Safety Council

Sally’s story details her opioid use, which began following dental surgery at 14 and escalated into adulthood until she lost her job and was no longer able to support herself. At age 20, she began 3 years of treatment and relapses and became stabilized and in recovery after joining a methadone treatment program.

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Prescription Drug Community Action Kit: Survivor Story – Ken

Source: National Safety Council

A first person story about opioid user Ken whose workplace injury led to a four year addiction to pain killers. Through Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Ken is on the road to recovery.

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Prescription Drug Community Action Kit: Survivor Story – Bill

Source: National Safety Council

This resource is a first person story about an individual, Bill, who took prescription opioids for severe lower back pain and unintentionally overdosed when his physician switched his medication from hydrocodone to methadone to address tolerance. Bill didn’t realize methadone accumulates slowly and remains in the

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National Standard 3.0 Compendium

Source: National Alliance for Recovery Residences

This 23 page guidebook’s purpose is to name and describe the standards required for recovery residences to meet the NARR Standard. This standard encompasses core principles and individual standards in four domains: administrative and operational, physical environment, recovery support, and good neighbor.

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Community Listening Forum Toolkit: Taking Action to Support Recovery in Your Community

Source: Faces & Voices of Recovery

Between 2010 and 2011, Voices and Faces of Recovery hosted community listening forums in 4 states to identify barriers individuals face in accessing recovery services in their communities.  They produced this toolkit to help others host forums in their own states or communities. It includes a checklist of steps for organizing and promoting the

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