Recovery capital helps us better understand the process of recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD) and determine the success of recovery and treatment interventions, improve coping strategies, and enhance an individuals’ quality of life in recovery. Understanding how to measure and operationalize recovery capital can help criminal justice and healthcare professionals better serve justice-involved individuals with SUD.
In this webinar, psychologist and criminologist David Best, PhD, discussed recovery capital, how and why it is measured, what to do with the results, and the present status of development work.
Dr. David Best, Leeds Trinity University
David Best is Professor and Director of the Centre for Addiction Recovery Research (CARR) at Leeds Trinity University. He is also Honorary Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at The Australian National University and Honorary Associate Professor in Eastern Health Clinical School at Monash University in Melbourne. He is also President of the Recovery Outcomes Institute in Florida.
He has published more than 230 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of substance use, offending and recovery as well as eight authored or edited books and special issues and more than 70 book chapters and technical reports. His primary area of work is around recovery and specifically in the area of recovery capital.