Testing a Measure of Recovery Capital in a Low-Income Urban Community Sample of People in Recovery from Addiction to Alcohol and Other Drugs

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The proposed project will test a measure of recovery capital with a low-income urban community sample of people in recovery from alcohol and other drugs. Recovery capital is a theoretical construct describing the ways in which different types of human, physical, social, and cultural capital are associated with a person’s likelihood of sustaining recovery from addiction. The Assessment of Recovery Capital (ARC) is a self-report measure that was developed and tested with a primarily middle-class sample in the United Kingdom. This study will test the ARC with an urban U.S. sample of low-income individuals in recovery, in order to compare its properties and factor structure with the original sample.

Principal Investigator: Elizabeth Bowen
Funding Source: Les Brun Research Endowment Fund Pilot Program
Funding Period: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Funding Amount: $11,021.83