Webinar recording: How do we measure addiction recovery? Incorporating the perspectives of people with lived experience

Recovery from addiction is considered an ongoing process; it requires the person to continuously manage their addiction to prevent problems from returning. But there is no clear consensus on what recovery means in the field of addictions.

On December 11, 2019, EENet presented the latest webinar in the "New Narratives" series, as two researchers and a person with lived experience of addiction discussed the results of a study on this topic and implications for Ontario’s addiction treatment system.I

n this webinar, you'll gain a better understanding of: 

  • the current understanding of addiction recovery
  • findings from a study that asked people with lived experience of addiction to define recovery
  • how we can assess recovery as part of an addiction recovery-monitoring system in Ontario.

Watch the recorded webinar and download the presentation slides.

About the panel

Mary Jean Costello is Research and Evaluation Scientist at Homewood Research Institute, in Guelph.

Brian Rush is a senior scientist at Homewood Research Institute, as well as scientist emeritus with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH, and a professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Public Health Sciences at University of Toronto.

Andrew R.F. Berthelet is a former member of the board of directors (June 2017-Nov. 2019), peer group facilitator, and volunteer at Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA), living in early recovery and continuously engaged in training and education.

This webinar was presented by EENet (Evidence Exchange Network), which is part of the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).