Welcome to Week One of the 6th Annual Addiction Day Conference & Networking Fair: Advancing Recovery within Addiction & Mental Health Website Discussion & Knowledge Exchange Forum
This week’s discussion and knowledge exchange will revolve around Exploring the Recovery Paradigm. By participating, your opinion will be incorporated into the conference’s plenary panel discussion. There are two ways to participate:
- The first is through an anonymous survey, located within this post.
- The second is by adding a reply to the bottom of this post! Let us know your views on the topic and add to the interactive discussion in the comments section!
Click the “Read More” button below to participate! The discussion topic, brief literature scan, anonymous survey, and the comments section are available within.
We would like to give special acknowledgement to the 6th Annual Addiction Day Presenters who have contributed to advancements relevant to this week’s discussion topic:
Exploring the Recovery Paradigm
Although the term Recovery is commonly heard and often referenced as a desired goal within the Addiction and Mental Health community, there is no single universally agreed upon conceptualisation of what defines Recovery.
(Siu, Ng, Li, Yeung, Lee & Leung, 2012).
We would love for you to share your thoughts and opinions on this idea in the comments section at the bottom of this post!
Brief Literature Scan:
This week’s introductory selection of publications has been selected on the basis of the academic content within highlighting:
- the numerous organizational reports/position statements (WHO, American Society Addiction Medicine, SAMHSA, Mental Health Commission of Canada, USHHS, Commonwealth of Australia),
- and the many valued authors active in conceptualizing Recovery.(Leamy et al, 2011; Sheedy & Whitter, 2009; Eegan, 1996; Anthony, 1993; Betty Ford Institute Consensus Panel, 2007; UK Drug Polcy Commission, 2008; Laudet, 2007; Laudet, Morgen, White, 2006; Coyhis, 1999, etc)
The planning committee would like to emphasize that the articles selected are in no means an exhaustive list of the literature on this topic, and are in no means preferable to others. Rather, the articles selected are simply to generate discussion. In respect of copyright legislation, we can only include publications available within the public domain. We warmly welcome you to reference publications/resources/web profiles of your choice in the website discussion & knowledge exchange forum!
- Best & Lubman. (2012). The Recovery Paradigm: A model of hope and change for alcohol & drug addiction.
- Siu, Ng, Li, Yeung & Leung. (2011). Mental Health Recovery for Psychiatric Inpatient Services: Perceived Importance of the Elements of Recovery.
- El-Guebaly (2012). The meanings of Recovery from Addiction: Evolution & Promises.
- Laudet. (2007). What Does Recovery Mean to You? Lessons from the recovery experience for research and practice.
- Griffiths, M. http://nottinghamtrent.academia.edu/MarkGriffiths
- Aschraft, L. http://www.labome.org/expert/usa/recovery/ashcraft/lori-ashcraft-1271494.html
- The Australian Government’s National Standards for Mental Health Services (2010). Principles of Recovery Oriented Mental Health Practice.
Click the links above to view the publications.
Anonymous Opinion Survey
To participate in our anonymous survey, please click the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QCD3PYY
Website Discussion & Knowledge Exchange Forum
We would love to hear your thoughts/reflections/suggestions regarding this week’s topic of discussion: Exploring the Recovery Paradigm. Please reply in the comments section below to add your thoughts on this topic. Your post may not appear immediately, as an administrator must approve all posts in an effort to combat automated spam.
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