Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care: A Perspective on the Past, Present, and Future

Davidson, L., Rowe, M., DiLeo, P., Bellamy, C., & Delphin-Rittmon, M. (2021). Recovery-oriented systems of care: A perspective on the past, present, and future. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews, 41(1).

ROSC or Recovery Oriented System of Care is a coordinated network of community-based services that is person-centred and builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families and communities (1). 

Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) Resource Guide

The purpose of this resource guide is to share an overview of ROSC and illustrate how these systems are an integral part of the new health care environment. This guide will align the tenets of health care reform to the benefits, framework, and history of ROSC, and the steps for planning and implementing ROSC. Following each section of the guide’s narrative, you will find websites to direct you to specific resources that will assist you

Chicken or egg: A dual diagnosis narrative

Cullen, O. J., & Norton, M. J. (2021). Chicken or egg: A dual diagnosis narrative. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.


What is known on the subject?

  • Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe persons who have a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • It is the cause of significant economic burden to health care, justice and educational systems.
  • It is well reported that to date dual diagnosis is under-diagnosed and poorly treated within the confines o

Walking Alongside: Strategies to Support Parenting in Recovery


Wednesday, December 15, 2021 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET

This webinar invites a new approach to the practice of focusing on recovery before parenting. Healthy and safe parenting within the context of a supportive community is a means of achieving and sustaining recovery. Participants will hear from a mom who will share how motherhood was a catalyst to her recovery.

Mechanisms and mediators of addiction recovery

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"Addiction recovery is a complex, dynamic and non-linear process of change on multiple life domains, and in substance use patterns in particular."

In this special issue of Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, researchers from around the world explore the range of mediators and mechanisms that play a role in an individuals recovery trajectory.


Research led by people who use drugs: centering the expertise of lived experience

Salazar, Z.R., Vincent, L., Figgatt, M.C. et al. Research led by people who use drugs: centering the expertise of lived experience. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 16, 70 (2021).
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Despite a long history of successful, community-led harm reduction programs and rising health inequalities suffered by PWUD, research collaborations between PWUD and researchers remain generally ignored. PWUDs are crucial in identifying developing concerns in the drug industry, as well as related health behaviors and consequences.