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2021/6/1: Recovery from substance use and returning to society: An introduction to SAMHSA's concept of recovery and recovery support and a reflection on current clinical practices in Taiwan

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  • Last updated:2021-12-24
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    Tsung-Hsien Li, Chen-Fu Pei, Lien-Wen Su, Szu-Ying Wu, Yun-Ju Huang, Yu-En Lin, Yi-Chien Ku, Tony Szu-Hsien Lee
    CTBC Center for Addiction Prevention and Policy Research Sponsered by CTBC Anti-Drug Education Foundation, Department of Health Pormotion and Health Education, Taipei City Hospital Kunming Prevention and Control Center
  • Abstract
         This paper aims to define the goals and indicators of recovery and social recovery when providing services to drug users. The concept of recovery and social recovery has been incorporated in antidrug policy and services related to drug use in Taiwan while there is a lack of consensus on its definition in current clinical practices. The concept of recovery and social recovery in a more proactive manner is same to the recovery proposed by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to SAMHSA, recovery and social recovery support involves four major dimensions, including health, home, purpose, and community, and ten principles that guide the work of recovery. Suggestions for services providers are as follows: (1) The providers should define their services and roles in the recovery process to monitor the outcomes and target the specific subpopulation that will be served; (2) To facilitate recovery, the providers should conduct a thorough case assessment and evaluation and offer efficacious services that are evidenced to meet the needs of the client; (3)Recovery is an ongoing and multifaceted process that requires a continuum of care and community resources to meet different needs in long-term recovery; (4)The services should be person-centered and be tailored to the context and clients' needs to promote self-directed life and help them reach their potentials in recovery; (5)Advocate for and develop a recovery-friendly society and communities that honor diversity and inclusivity.
    Keywords: Drug use ; Recovery ; Social recovery ; Services providers
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    DOI: 10.6645/JSAR.202106_6(2).1 
    Volume 6, Issue 2(2021/06/01), pp.1 - 14
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