REC-CAP Assessment & REC-CARE Recovery Planning Tool2019-01-15T13:35:54+00:00

The Bridge From Treatment to Self-Directed Recovery

“Longitudinal studies have repeatedly demonstrated that addictions treatment (particularly for 90 or more days) is associated with major reductions in substance use, problems and costs to society … However, post-discharge relapse and eventual re-admission are also the norm …The risk of relapse does not appear to abate until 4 to 5 years of abstinence … Retrospective and prospective treatment studies report that most clients undergo 3 to 4 episodes of care before reaching a stable state of abstinence … In spite of this evidence of chronicity and multiple episodes of care, most … treatment continues to be characterized as relatively self-encapsulated, serial episodes of acute treatment with post discharge aftercare typically limited to passive referrals to self-help groups.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Report to Congress

REC-CAP stands for Recovery Capital and is an evidence-based assessment & recovery planning instrument developed by Dr. David Best that:
  • Assesses an individual’s recovery strengths, barriers and unmet service needs
  • Supports trained navigators to guide individuals in the execution of concrete recovery goals
  • Delivers longitudinal measurement of recovery capital gains over quarterly intervals
REC CAP is appropriate for implementation in both clinical and peer settings, bridging the gap between a resident’s exiting addiction treatment and assuming responsibility for self-directed recovery.

REC CAP Dr. David Best, Sheffield-Hallam University

What is Recovery Capital?

History of ARC

Scope & Implementation

Formulating REC-CAP