There are many Pathways to Recovery! Since 2000, there has been a growing focus on the array of services and community systems that provide essential Recovery Support Services (RSS) to help people through the long process of returning to health.
This page will introduce you to major concepts within Recovery Support, including Recovery Oriented Systems of Care/ ROSC.
For two decades I have been privileged to serve on state, national and international initiatives to strengthen and enhance Recovery Support in dozens of nations. NET Institute has developed training to formalize the role of “Peers”, people with lived experience of personal recovery from addiction and/or mental illness, who provide a valuable array of Recovery Support Services in many settings.
RSS are NOT the same as treatment and only recently have they been recognized as a critical part of the continuum of addiction care. Many of these support services began long before the modern era because hundreds of thousands of people have had NO access to clinical treatment or professional addiction services.