Recovery Capital as Predictive tool for Sustained Recovery, Quality of Life and Stress among individuals in recovery.
Many individuals in recovery have stated that they quit using drugs and alcohol because they were ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired’. Recovery is the path to a better life, but that path is often very challenging and extremely stressful. The research on the millions of individuals in recovery in the US is almost non-existent, and most research has focused on substance abuse consequence, and not on the positive life changes an individual goes through during the recovery process. The Recovery Capital program targets social supports, spirituality, life meaning, and 12-step affiliation, while it enhances the ability to develop coping skills, heightens life satisfaction, and enables the individual to achieve sustained recovery.
An individual’s approach to Recovery Capital can mean the difference between the termination of addiction and successful reintegration or continuing with substance use. The Recovery Capital program is a valuable tool that helps show distinct areas of assets that could be augmented and challenges to be addressed in an individual’s journey in recovery
Addiction professionals across America are noticing the field’s shift from a pathology and intervention focus to a recovery focus. Attention on the lived solution to alcohol and other drug problems is reflected in the growing interest in defining recovery.