New survey aims to track addiction recovery resources in Indiana

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Mental Health and Addiction Division plans to use new survey data to make future decisions about how and where to fund resources for addiction recovery.  - FSSA

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Mental Health and Addiction Division plans to use new survey data to make future decisions about how and where to fund resources for addiction recovery.

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State leaders hope Hoosiers will participate in a survey to measure people’s well-being and gauge the overall availability of addiction recovery resources statewide.

The Family and Social Services Administration’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division’s Recovery Capital Index Survey will help state leaders make future decisions about how and where to fund resources. for addiction recovery.

Recovery capital is the overall measure of the resources available to someone with a substance use disorder, such as access to health care, transportation, and education. For a person living with a substance use disorder, a larger recovery capital increases the likelihood that the person will remain in recovery.

The ROI will measure the resources needed for a person to begin and stay in recovery from addiction and help track the state’s overall recovery capital.

In a press release, DMHA Director Jay Chaudhary said recovery isn’t just about sobriety.

“A full and fulfilling life is the key to a successful recovery,” Chaudhary said. “The Recovery Capital Index will help the state measure the quality of life for recovering Hoosiers and ensure that Indiana remains a great place to recover.”

The Recovery Capital Index uses an online survey that aims to measure an individual’s general well-being from a holistic perspective.

To complete the Recovery Capital Index survey, text RECOVERY to 833-638-3784. All Hoosiers are encouraged to complete the survey, not just those with substance use disorders, as broad participation will help the agency better understand the state’s recovery capital.

Participants can choose to remain anonymous.

To help encourage participation in the survey, the nonprofit organization Overdose Lifeline, Inc. will place stickers on more than 200 NaloxBox units and 19 naloxone vending machines throughout Indiana. The stickers will have QR codes and the numbers needed to access the survey. The stickers will also contain additional information and training videos on naloxone – the opioid overdose reversal drug.


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