Recovery Tools and Resources

An Introduction

This page serves as a valuable repository of resources, toolkits, and articles curated by international organizations. Whether you’re seeking information on recovery toolkits, the latest update from our network, you will find them here.

Members can also submit resources through the ISSUP website here. 

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Toolkit for Recovery Support Professionals and Their Clinical Supervisors

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The creation of a toolkit for substance use disorder (SUD) recovery support professionals was prompted by the growing number of individuals globally being trained in this field. These professionals, including recovery coaches and peer specialists, play a crucial role in supporting individuals in recovery. However, clinical supervision for these professionals is often overlooked. Clinical supervision is essential for guiding recovery support professionals in their work. Without it, they face challenges and may experience secondary trauma, self-care failures, and overwhelm.

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Self-Care Toolkit for Recovery: Nurturing Well-Being

Self-care is the intentional practice of prioritizing our physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual health. By filling our own cup first, we ensure that we have the capacity to support others. This toolkit focuses on self-care within the context of recovery, catering to three key groups:

  1. Individuals in Recovery: Those overcoming substance use disorders.
  2. Supporters: Those actively aiding others in their recovery journey.
  3. Dual Role: Individuals who are both in recovery themselves and supporting others.

The toolkit draws from evidence-based theories and materials reviewed by experts in treatment and recovery. It serves as a practical, user-friendly resource, emphasizing that self-care is an ongoing process—one where progress matters more than perfection.

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Stigma - Addiction Language Guide (Draft)

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Stigmatizing language exacerbates these issues by assigning negative labels and stereotypes to individuals struggling with addiction. This language not only perpetuates societal misconceptions but also contributes to social isolation and reluctance to seek help. Let's work together to recognize and address stigmatizing language, fostering a supportive environment for those affected by addiction.

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