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Recovery Self-Assessment

The Recovery Self-Assessment (RSA) is a 36-item measure designed to gauge the degree to which programs implement recovery-oriented practices. It is a self-reflective tool designed to identify strengths and target areas of improvement as agencies and systems strive to offer recovery-oriented care.

The RSA contains concrete, operational items to help program staff, persons in recovery, and significant others to identify practices in their mental health and addiction agency that facilitate or impede recovery.

There are four versions of the RSA targeted to different groups:

Since development, PRCH has received many requests for the RSA from agency directors; indicating that with the RSA they have found a concrete tool to integrate recovery-oriented practices into their agencies.

Scoring instructions and factors: File 1 & File 2

The RSA contributes significantly to the emerging field of recovery-oriented practice standards and guidelines.

For more information, please contact: Maria O’Connell, Ph.D.