SAMHSA Recovery to Practice Initiative
The Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative is a 5-year initiative that promotes the transformation of behavioral health care practice to a recovery-orientation, funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Office of the Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and managed, under contract, by Development Services Group, Inc. (DSG). Within SAMHSA’s recovery support priority area, the Recovery to Practice initiative includes two complementary components: 1) a Recovery Resource Center for behavioral health professionals complete with Web-based and print materials, training, and technical assistance for professionals engaged in the transformation process; and 2) development, dissemination, and conduct of recovery-oriented training materials for each of the major behavioral health professions. Through these two major components, the RTP initiative aims to foster a better understanding of recovery, recovery-oriented practices, and the roles of the various professions in promoting recovery, including how collaboration among the professions can strengthen implementation system-wide. To access TA, contact RTP TA staff at (877) 584-8535 or by email at RecoverytoPractice@dsgonline.com. Although behavioral health practitioners are the Resource Center's primary audience, anyone interested in promoting the cause of recovery transformation is welcome.