This slide deck highlights two articles and a blog about recovery benchmarks and differences in recovery regarding quality of life issues for individuals depending on drug of choice; gender; and race/ethnicity. Understanding the benchmarks of recovery and the differences in individuals’ recovery experiences can help both peer support specialists and behavioral health professionals’ normalize recovery experiences.
The slide deck is designed to be used by behavioral health academic faculty, trainers, and state agency staff members for a variety of audiences. Each slide has notes for the presenter to provide guidance if necessary. References are included on the slides and in the notes. If you require further information on this topic, please contact the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (MPATTC). You are free to use these slides and pictures but please give credit to the MPATTC when using them by keeping the branding and referencing the ATTC at the beginning of your presentation.