New Hampshire is establishing a Resiliency and Recovery Oriented System of Care (RROSC). RROSC is a coordinated and diverse system of community-based services, strategies and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families, and empowers communities to be proactive in efforts to prevent substance misuse and to be responsive to individuals who are in or seeking recovery, thereby increasing their health, wellness, and quality of life. Recovery support services are designed to support individuals seeking to overcome substance use disorders across the lifespan. Recovery support services exist on a continuum of improved health and wellness and are integral to effective treatment services and prevention. Recovery support services are services based in the community and may be provided by peers in recovery or other community members and providers. Recovery services often include support groups; recovery coaches or mentors; support in finding employment, housing and transportation; and support in improving relationships and resolving conflicts. Recovery services are a vital component of the continuum of care that help individuals with a substance use disorder maintain long-term recovery.

Working Definition of Recovery

A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Source:  http://www.samhsa.gov/recovery)

Recovery Support Services :

  • are designed to support individuals seeking to overcome substance use disorders across the lifespan.
  • exist on a continuum of improved health and wellness and are integral to effective treatment services and prevention.
  • are based in the community and may be provided by peers in recovery or other community members and providers.
  • often include support groups:  recovery coaches or mentors; support in finding employment; housing and transportation; and support in improving relationships and resolving conflicts. Recovery services are a vital component of the continuum of care that help individuals with a substance use disorder maintain long-term recovery.

Building a Resiliency and Recovery-Oriented System of Care (RROSC) in New Hampshire

RROSC is a coordinated and diverse system of community-based services, strategies and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and empowers communities to be proactive in efforts to prevent substance misuse and to be responsive to individuals who are in or seeking recovery, thereby increasing their health, wellness, and quality of life. Establishing a RROSC in New Hampshire is a primary goal for stakeholders and the NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services. The Treatment Task Force of the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment has prioritized the development of a more robust system of care centered on recovery.

Using the NH Plan for the state, SAMHSA, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) as resources and guidance, New Hampshire is committed to building a RROSC at the community, provider, regional and state levels. To learn more on recovery needs in New Hampshire, click here.

Elements of Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

  • Person-centered
  • Family and other ally involvement
  • Individualized and comprehensive services across the lifespan
  • Systems anchored in the community
  • Continuity of care
  • Partnership / Consultant relationships
  • Strength-based
  • Culturally Responsive
  • Responsiveness to Personal Belief Systems
  • Commitment to Peer Recovery Support Services
  • Inclusion of the Voices and Experiences of Recovering Individuals and their Families
  • Integrated Services
  • System-wide Education & Training
  • Ongoing Monitoring and Outreach
  • Outcomes-driven
  • Research-based
  • Adequately and Flexibly Financed