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About Us

Recovery Outcomes Institute, Inc. (ROI) was founded in 2017 by thought leaders in the recovery space with a shared vision of promoting and supporting scientific research surrounding building recovery capital with the use of peers and evidence-based practices. Our goal is to develop and implement evidence-based initiatives for supporting individuals in their recovery journeys, with a particular focus on creating accessible and effective resources to support individuals in building greater resilience and capacity for sustained recovery.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering recovery-focused organizations and individuals in their journey towards sustained recovery. Our mission is help shorten addiction careers by promoting and supporting scientific research surrounding peer organizations that build recovery capital, as well as develop and implement evidence-based initiatives that support individuals in their recovery journeys.

At the heart of our work is the concept of recovery capital, and the REC-CAP assessment, which was developed by David Best, Ph.D. The original use of the term ‘recovery capital’ is generally attributed to two eminent American academics Robert Granfield and William Cloud who defined it as the breadth and depth of internal and external resources available to support someone in their recovery journey. Recovery capital refers to the resources and assets that individuals and communities can draw upon to support the recovery journey. These resources can include social, personal, and community capital which are crucial in helping individuals build resilience and capacity for sustained recovery.

Our organization was founded by a group of individuals who are passionate about recovery and who believe that recovery is possible for everyone. We are committed to working towards this vision, and to creating accessible and effective resources to support individuals, organizations, and communities in their recovery journeys.

On this website, you can learn more about our team, our mission and values, and the work we do. We invite you to explore and learn more about our organization and to get involved in our work by becoming a participant or making a donation.

Thank you for your interest in the Recovery Outcomes Institute, and we look forward to working with you!

Our Story

At Recovery Outcomes Institute we are committed to promoting and supporting scientific research surrounding recovery capital. Our research focuses on identifying best practices and effective approaches for supporting sustained recovery, as well as understanding the impact of recovery-focused initiatives on individuals, peers, organizations, and communities.

Our research initiatives are designed to inform our work, as well as contribute to the larger body of knowledge on addiction recovery. We work closely with peer organizations and individuals in recovery to ensure that our research is relevant and responsive to the needs of the recovery community.

Explore our publications page to access valuable resources, knowing that while some may require purchase from their respective journals, we're here to assist with any inquiries you may have; click here to access the publications page.

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