Recovery Science Research
About Recovery Science Research
Studies of recovery have long been an offshoot of addiction science, focused largely on pathology and symptomology. Addiction science focuses on how people get sick. Instead, the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery has partnered with a variety of colleagues and stakeholders in order to explore how people get well. This standalone, interdisciplinary, evidence-driven field of recovery science is a break away from traditional addiction science.
Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery Publications
Collegiate Recovery Programs
Achieving a 15% Relapse Rate: A Review of Collegiate Recovery and Physician Health Programs. Brown & Bohler (2018).
Alumni Characteristics of Collegiate Recovery Programs: A National Survey. Brown, Ashford, Figley, Courson, Curtis, & Kimball (2018).
Collegiate Recovery Programs and Disordered Eating: Exploring Sub-Clinical Behaviors Among Students in Recovery. Ashford, Wheeler, & Brown (2018).
Collegiate Recovery Programs: The Integrated Behavioral Health Model. Ashford, Brown, & Curtis (2018).
Collegiate Recovery Students and Programs: Literature Review from 1988-2017. Brown, Ashford, Heller, Whitney, & Kimball (2018).
What We Know About Students in Recovery: A Meta-Synthesis of Collegiate Recovery Programs, 2000-2017. Ashford, Brown, Eisenhart, Heller, & Curtis (2018).
Recovery Science and Recovery-Informed Theory
Defining and Operationalizing the Phenomena of Recovery: A Working Definition from the Recovery
Science Research Collaborative. Ashford, Brown, Brown, Callis, Cleveland, Eisenhart, Groover, Hayes, Johnston, Kimball, Manteuffeul, McDaniel, Montgomery, Phillips, Polacek, Statman, & Whitney (2019).
Interdisciplinary Expansions: Applying Recovery-Informed Theory to Interdisciplinary Areas of Recovery Science Research. McDaniel, Brown, Heller, Johnston, Bergman, Bohler, Brown, Eisenhart, Finch, Harper, Hart, Kimball, Rabolt, Speciale, Whitney, & Ashford (2019).
Recovery Support Services and Treatment
A Mixed-Methods Exploration of the Role and Impact of Stigma and Advocacy on Substance Use Disorder Recovery. Ashford, Brown, Canode, McDaniel, & Curtis (2019).
Building Recovery Ready Communities: The Recovery Ready Ecosystem Model and Community Framework. Ashford, Brown, Ryding, & Curtis (2019).
Characterizing Participation and Perceived Engagement Benefits in an Integrated Digital Behavioral Health Recovery Community for Women: A Cross-Sectional Survey. Curtis, Bergman, Brown, McDaniel, Harper, Eisenhart, Hufnagel, Heller, & Ashford (2019).
Developing the Spirituality in Recovery Framework: The Function of Spirituality in 12-Step Substance Use Disorder Recovery. Brown, McDaniel, Austin, & Ashford (2019).
Reducing Harm and Promoting Recovery Through Community-Based Mutual Aid: Characterizing Those Who Engage in a Hybrid Peer Recovery Community Organization. Ashford, Brown, Dorney, McConnell, Kunzelman, McDaniel, & Curtis (2019).
Responding to the Opioid and Overdose Crisis with Innovative Services: The Recovery Community Center Office-Based Opioid Treatment (RCC-OBOT) Model. Ashford, Brown, McDaniel, Neasbitt, Sobora, Riley, Weintstein, Laxton, Kunzelman, Kampman, & Curtis (2019).
Systemic Barriers in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Prospective Qualitative Study of Professionals in the Field. Ashford, Brown, & Curtis (2018).
Utilization of Peer-Based Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Interventions in Rural Emergency Departments: Patient Characteristics and Exploratory Analysis. Ashford, Meeks, Curtis, & Brown (2019).
Langauge and Stigma
“Abusing Addiction”: Our Language Still Isn’t Good Enough. Ashford, Brown, & Curtis (2018).
Biased Labels: An Experimental Study of Language and Stigma Among Individuals in Recovery and Health Professionals. Ashford, Brown, McDaniel, & Curtis (2019).
Dynamic Labeling Discernment: Contextual Importance of Self-Identifiers for Individuals in Recovery. Brown, McDaniel, Johnson, & Ashford (2019).
Expanding Language Choices to Reduce Stigma: A Delphi Study of Positive and Negative Terms in Substance Use and Recovery. Ashford, Brown, & Curtis (2019).
Recovery Dialects: A Pilot Study of Stigmatizing and Nonstigmatizing Label Use by Individuals in Recovery from Substance Use Disorders. Ashford, Brown, Ashford, & Curtis (2019).
Substance Use, Recovery, and Linguistics: The Impact of Word Choice on Explicit and Implicit Bias. Ashford, Brown, & Curtis (2018).
The Language of Substance Use and Recovery: Novel Use of the Go/No–Go Association Task to Measure Implicit Bias. Ashford, Brown, & Curtis (2018)
Collaborations and Current ProjectsOn-campus programming for students in recovery
Prevention for incoming KSU first-year students
Prevention for KSU athletes
Prevention for KSU Greek Life
Prevention for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
Interdisciplinary research experiences for undergraduate and graduate research assistantsWays and means of recovery assessment at partner treatment facilities
Characteristics of recovery
Theoretical constructs of recovery
Identity and recovery
Community-based recovery support services
Narratives of recovery
Recovery Science Research Collaborative (RSRC)
The Recovery Science Research Collaborative (RSRC) unites researchers and practitioners to advance the science of recovery. The RSRC enables professionals, students and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to investigate the theoretical underpinnings of recovery science, to assess and develop relevant measures of individual and community recovery, and to disseminate findings across the field of recovery in order to inform policy and practice. This collaborative is hosted by Kennesaw State University and is designed to create a think-tank style environment of true collaboration that empowers recovery researchers and practitioners to move the field forward.
If you are interested in more information about the RSRC, contact Jessica McDaniel at email@example.com
RSRC Meeting Minutes and Collateral Materials
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