The Role of Recovery Support Services in Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

Under the leadership of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the substance use disorders treatment field is shifting from an acute care model of treatment to a chronic care approach, known as recovery-oriented systems of care. Recovery support services – services provided to people and families during the initiation, ongoing, and post-acute stages of their recovery – are an integral component of recovery-oriented systems of care. The purpose of this White Paper is twofold: (1) to describe our understanding of the present state of recovery support services; and (2) to lay a framework for future activities and products that will support the continuing development of recovery support services.

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Date Added: 06/15/08
Inventory #: SMA08-4315

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