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Recovery Capital (Rec Cap) Program

A New Era In Recovery Support


The REC-CAP is an innovative system for mapping the growth of recovery resources and for recovery care planning.

The logic of the REC-CAP is based on what we know about recovery pathways and journeys. First, that recovery relies on STRENGTHS AND ASSETS. Our approach is that long-term sustainable recovery requires the gradual building of personal, social and community recovery capital and that these component parts grow dynamically and iteratively – in other words, that growth in any one of these areas promotes growth in the others.
There is a second assumption here which is that recovery is a journey over time but a journey that involves two phases:

  • First, the person must overcome those acute harms that prevent wellbeing – illness and disease, continued problematic substance use, offending and its consequences, family disruption, homelessness and experiencing stigma and exclusion. However, overcoming these things is only the preliminary step to starting on a recovery path.
  • The second stage involves the gradual growth of strengths and wellbeing – personal resources and skills, linked to a sense of belonging and hope, identity and purpose both within the immediate social network and more broadly.

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
Recovery barriers
Unmet needs
Wellbeing

(In this first area, we measure acute barriers to recovery and more long-term ongoing support needs)

RECOVERY CAPITAL
Personal Recovery Capital
Social Recovery Capital
Recovery Group Participation

(The core domains of wellbeing are measured as global wellbeing, personal and social recovery capital and participation in recovery groups)

SOCIAL SUPPORT AND MOTIVATION
Community Support
Commitment to Sobriety

(This section assesses wider social support and levels of personal motivation and commitment to recovery.)

PERSONAL NEEDS AND GOALS
Subjective experiences of recovery

(It is critical that the scores from the scales are complemented by the person’s own goals and aspirations.)

SUMMARY OF THE SCALE SCORES SUMMARY OF THE SCALE SCORES 

Single page summary of the score profileRecovery plan summary
(A visual summary of the barriers, needs, capital and supports the individual has)

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE 

*Recovery planning * Map Recovery goals*
(Visual maps that translate the recovery assessment into an action plan for building and growing recovery capital)

RECOVERY NAVIGATION
Navigational support is frequently vital to sustain resiliency during early stages of the client’s recovery journey. Navigators are peer mentors with experience living fulfilling lives in recovery.  Navigators help the client to create finite, concrete goals and then mentor, monitor and measure goal achievement as clients execute their self-directed recovery plan. 

Our aim is to build a mapping and measurement system that is used to gather standardized data supplemented by personal goals and uses these to review and plan for the next phase of the recovery journey.