Recovery Management

Recovery Management (RM) provides treatment and recovery support specifically to individuals with substance use challenges, meaning that it does NOT include prevention. To the extent that recovery management is nonclinical and non-profession, it could be considered a peer-recovery support service.

Recovery management engages individuals with chronic substance use issues and assists them in initiating and learning to maintain long-term recovery. This is a chronic condition disease model of care like those used by the public health community addressing other chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, and hypertension.

In contrast to acute care models, which treat medical conditions in an intensive short-term manner, chronic care approaches, such as RM, reflect a service commitment to long-term supports and wellness. Depending on where an individual is in recovery along their journey, RM may include:

  • Assertive outreach
  • Strength-based assessments
  • Recovery-focused and person-centered treatment/recovery plans
  • Self-care education
  • Recovery check-ups
  • Broad range of community-based recovery support services, such as recovery residences