many pathways to recovery

30 in 30: Resources

Resources to help understand the various pathways of recovery and address addiction/recovery.

Pathways

There are multiple paths that can lead a person to recovery. These pathways may include treatment, criminal justice interventions, faith/spirituality, self-help groups and more.  

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.[1]

 

The following pathways are just some of the paths represented by and in the individuals who have taken part in the Commission Institute: 30 in 30 project.


 

[1] https://www.naadac.org/recovery-definitions

Understanding Addiction

The following articles and resources are designed to help individuals understand addiction and provide strategies for addressing the underlying and co-occurring issues related to substance use disorder.

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    Prevention – Risk and Protective Factors

    As young people grow up there are factors that can contribute to good or poor outcomes  These  factors are frequently referred to as Risk and Protective factors.   Risk factors can contribute to poor outcomes and protective factors protect against poor outcomes. The presence or absence and various combinations of protective and risk factors contribute to the mental health of youth.  Identifying protective and risk factors in youth may guide the prevention and intervention strategies to pursue with them.  Protective and risk factors may also influence the course mental health disorders might take if present.

     
     

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    Adverse Childhood Experiences

    Recent work in child development and neuroscience increasingly suggests that children require safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments to thrive. Evidence shows that stress and trauma, especially when prolonged, can interrupt healthy child development, putting them at risk for lifelong health issues.

     

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    Stages of Change

    The addiction recovery process goes through different “Stages of Change.” When a person does not seem to be recovering in the time frame that we want them to show progress, it may be that they are in an early stage of change (pre-contemplation or contemplation). 

     

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Online Mutual Supports

Mutual support is a voluntary reciprocal exchange of resources and services for mutual benefit. Mutual support projects are a form of participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another and changing political positions.

 

On-line Mutual Supports includes a wide range of self-help supports that can be used by individuals and families with addiction and mental health needs. These supports offer the opportunity to connect with others in various stages of recovery.  Mutual support services offers a breadth of alternatives in which experiences can be shared be it in recovery services, structured groups or informal meetings.  

Take a few minutes to explore the resources below, they include non-clinical assistance, COVID-19 services, AA, Alanon, Alateen, Faith Community, Educational/Vocational support, SMART Recovery, Problemed Gambling, referral services and various pathways to recovery.