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Resource on Addiction Recovery for Service Providers and Decision Makers

Moving Toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care: A Resource for Service Providers and Decision Makers is designed for service providers and decision makers in the substance use treatment field. The goal of this resource is to show the value of adopting a recovery-oriented approach across the care continuum and provide examples of policies and practices that can be implemented to support the principles of recovery.

What is in the resource?

  • Information about Canada’s collective vision and six guiding principles for recovery;

  • Findings from the first Canadian survey of people in recovery that show how the principles of recovery are reflected in their lives and experiences; and

  • Examples of policies and practices that can be implemented to support each recovery principle.

How can you use this resource?

  • Share with leadership, staff and other partner organizations;

  • Start a conversation about how your organization can be more recovery-focused;

  • Identify opportunities for new collaborations; and

  • Review current services to identify areas where recovery-focused policies and practices can be strengthened or implemented.