Information Resources

Here we provide information and documents that give some insight into CCAR's Organizational Culture and some of the guidelines and philosophy we use as Recovery Community Organization to conduct and implement our services and day-to-day operations.

"The Recovery Community Organization: Toward A Working Definition and Description", a piece written by Phil Valentine, William L. White and Pat Taylor

"CCAR 20 Strong" Documentary. A thirty-two minute documentary on CCAR's 20+ year history and the advancement of the Recovery Movement during that time.

CCAR's Code of Ethics - Outlines the Ethics that guide our work, strategy, and decision-making. A compelling document on organizational Ethics that can be applied widely.

Executive Director, Phil Valentine's blog on Excellence. This document provides CCAR staff with a clear outline of what it is to perform our roles with Excellence.

Core Elements of Recovery Community Centers - Outlines the framework of Recovery Community Centers and provides an overview of services, administration, programming, and more.

Stay in Your Lane - A piece written by Phil Valentine and other contributors that outlines what a Recovery Community Center is and is not and the importance of maintaining the intended application of a Center.

Recovery Capital Self Assessment - A worksheet used by CCAR staff and volunteers to help individuals assess and rank the Recovery Capital present in their life and/or community.

Recovery Capital Planning Worksheet - Used by CCAR staff and volunteers to help individuals identify the internal and external resources that can help them maintain their recovery.

Hoja de trabajo de planificación de capital de recuperación: utilizada por el personal y los voluntarios de CCAR para ayudar a las personas a identificar los recursos internos y externos que pueden ayudarlos a mantener su recuperación.

Recovery Capital Graphic from Arthur Woodard. Outlines the various forms of Recovery Capital one can draw on to help individuals enter, sustain, and maintain Recovery.

SMART Goal Setting Graphic - Used to help individuals develop SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) that can be used to guide our recovery and develop recovery capital.

All Recovery Meeting Format - Format for conducting an All Recovery Meeting, as used by all CCAR Recovery Community Centers.

A resource from Faces and Voices of Recovery, view a map of the 160+ Recovery Community Organizations (RCO's) within the United States. Like CCAR, many offer a variety of recovery support services or can help you get connected to services in their area.

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