Springs of Life
What is Recovery Capital?
PHASES of RECOVERY
Personal Recovery capital includes an individual’s physical and human capital. Physical capital is the available resources to fulfill a person’s basic needs, like their health, healthcare, financial resources, clothing, food, safe and habitable shelter, and transportation.
Human Capital relates to a person’s abilities, skills, and knowledge, like problem-solving, education and credentials, self-esteem, the ability to navigate challenging situations and achieve goals, interpersonal skills, and a sense of meaning and purpose in life.
Family/Social Recovery Capital
Family/Social Recovery Capital are resources that relate to intimate relationships with friends and family, relationships with people in recovery, and supportive partners. It also includes the availability of recovery-related social events.
Community Recovery Capital
Community Recovery Capital includes attitudes, policies, and resources specifically related to helping individuals resolve substance use disorders.
What are the benefits of recovery capital?
Put simply, recovery capital can help sustain recovery and reduce the risks of returning to use by increasing a person’s support system. Recovery capital can determine the success of natural and assisted recovery, improve coping strategies and enhance the quality of life in long-term recovery, and end addiction careers.