3.G.21.b. Recovery capital

Rule

Evidence that residents increase recovery capital through such things as recovery support and community service, work/employment, etc.

Levels

I

II

III

IV

Guidance

Recovery capital is the strengths and supports – both internal and external – that are available to a person to help them initiate and sustain long-term recovery from addiction. Recovery capital can involve such things as a person’s skills and attributes, family and social connections, physical and mental health, a safe place to live, employment, education, and community affiliation. In assisting people to achieve their recovery goals, it is often helpful to help them assess and build their recovery capital. The concept of recovery capital reflects a shift in focus from the pathology of addiction to a focus on the assets and strengths required to initiate and sustain long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug problems. According to Cloud & Granfield (2008), there are four components of recovery capital:

  • Human capital – Personal attributes, strengths, and skills that support your recovery. This includes your mental and physical health along with your sense of purpose, hope, self-awareness and self-efficacy. It also includes your “street smarts”knowledge, experience and interpersonal skills.

  • Physical capital – Tangible assets such as property and money that increase your recovery options. For example, transportation to a job, enough savings to move to a more recovery-conducive environment or health insurance to access services.

  • Cultural capital – Social norms, values, beliefs, attitudes and self-identity that emerge and reflect your membership in a culture of recovery or recovery-oriented community.

  • Social capital – Resources that you have as a result of recovery supportive relationships. This includes benefit from receiving as well as providing support to family, friends and fellowship members.

Evaluation

Is there evidence that residents increase recovery capital through such things as recovery support and community service, work/employment, etc.?

Evidence

Evidence for meeting this standard should be found in the resident packet and leadership manual.

Resources

Course Syllabus

Not Enrolled
1.A. Operate with Integrity
1.A.1. Use mission and vision as guides for decision making
1.A.1.a. Mission
1.A.1.b. Vision
1.A.2. Adhere to legal and ethical codes and use best business practices
1.A.2.a. Business entity
1.A.2.b. Insurance
1.A.2.c. Property permission
1.A.2.d. Legal compliance
1.A.2.e. Ethical marketing
1.A.2.f. Background checks
1.A.2.g. Paying residents
1.A.2.h. Financial boundaries
1.A.2.i. Code of Ethics
1.A.3. Financial accounting
1.A.3.a. Fee transparency
1.A.3.b. Accounting system
1.A.3.c. Refund policies
1.A.3.d. 3rd party payments
1.A.4. Data collection
1.A.4.a. Resident information
1. ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL
1.B. Uphold Residents’ Rights
1.B.5. Rights and Requirements
1.B.6. Resident information
1.B.6.a. Secured records
1.B.6.b. Confidentiality
1.B.6.c. Social media policy
1.C. Culture of Empowerment
1.C.7. Peer governance
1.C.7.a. Resident driven
1.C.7.b. Grievance policy
1.C.7.c. Community posts
1.C.7.d. Length of stay
1.C.7.e. Resident voice
1.C.8. Resident involvement
1.C.8.a. Reciprocal responsibility
1.C.8.b. Leadership roles
1.C.8.c. Recovery process
1.D. Develop Staff Abilities
2. PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
2.E. Home-like Environment
2.F. Safe Healthy Environment
Recovery Residence Certification
3. RECOVERY SUPPORT
3.G. Facilitate Recovery
3.G.20. Promote purpose
3.G.20.a. Meaningful activities
3.G.21. Recovery planning
3.G.21.a. Person-centered plan
3.G.21.b. Recovery capital
3.G.21.c. Peer roles
3.G.22. Community supports
3.G.22.a. Resource directory
3.G.22.b. Resource linkage
3.G.23. Mutual support
3.G.23.a. Weekly schedule
3.G.23.b. Mutual aid
3.G.24. Recovery support services
3.G.24.a. RSS
3.G.24.b. RSS Staff
3.G.25. Clinical services
3.G.25.a. Clinical services
3.H. Model Prosocial Behaviors
3.H.26. Respectful environment
3.H.26.a. Model recovery
3.H.26.b. Trauma informed
3.H.26.c. Resident input
3.I. Sense of Community
4. GOOD NEIGHBOR
4.J. Be a Good Neighbor
4.J.30. Responsive neighbor
4.J.30.a. Contact information
4.J.30.b. Complaint response
4.J.30.c. Neighbor interaction
4.J.31. Courtesy rules
4.J.31.a. Preemptive policies
4.J.31.b. Parking