Today’s recovery movement is reaching critical mass, and the Recovery Capital Conference will provide peers and families, workers and volunteers, and allies and community leaders with the opportunity to further their base of knowledge, experience and support.
What is “recovery capital”?
Recovery Capital refers to the strengths and supports – both internal and external – that are available to a person to help them initiate and sustain long-term recovery from addiction. Recovery Capital can involve such things as a person’s skills and attributes, family and social connections, physical and mental health, a safe place to live, employment and education, and community affiliation. In assisting people to achieve their recovery goals, it is often helpful to help them assess and build their Recovery Capital.
What does the Recovery Capital Conference hope to accomplish?
The Recovery Capital Conference brings together people in recovery, family members, and allies from diverse communities and organizations to create a strength-based framework of Recovery Capital through shared learning and community-building activities.
Who is the audience?
Peers and families in recovery across fellowships and communities
- 10% of U.S. adults identify as a person in recovery[i]. This includes nearly 2 million Texans. Together we can honor each other’s pathways while helping the 8.6%[ii] who are still suffering in the disease.
- Addiction is often called a family disease with 2 out of 3 U.S. families being touched by substance use issues. This includes an estimated 4 million Texas families. In turn, recovery is a family process. Family members and friends often experience their own recovery, benefiting from family member to family member peer support.Family and friends
Who is organizing this conference?
In 2014, SoberHood was awarded a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant to launch a statewide peer network called RecoveryPeople. RecoveryPeople is empowering and mobilizing peers across Texas through workforce, leadership and infrastructure development activities, including the Recovery Capital Conference. As a grassroots network, RecoveryPeople supports the development of peer-led coalitions. One such group, the Recovery Oriented Community Collaborative (ROCC), is the 2015 conference committee. ROCC membership includes representatives from recovery community organizations, recovery high schools, collegiate recovery programs, Alternative Peer Groups and peer-led event production organizations.
[i] New York, NY, March, 6 2012 – Survey data released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) show that 10 percent of all American adults, ages 18 and older, consider themselves to be in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse problems.
[ii] Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health- http://www.samhsa.gov