The best combination and sequence of services to support recovery, and how to match and provide access to individuals, have yet to be determined.
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What combination and sequence of services (including recovery support services) have the most impact for the individual?
Does effectiveness of service combinations or sequencing vary between different groups, such as emerging adults,¹ people of color, and individuals with a history of trauma?
What combination and sequence of services (including recovery support services) have the most positive economic impact (consider recidivism, short-term and long-term utilization of Medicaid dollars, and housing stability)?
What aspects of recovery housing, and the combination of services within them, provide the most help?
Beyond recidivism, what are the economic impacts of these? For example, do they reduce the use of healthcare and Medicaid dollars, child welfare system costs, etc.?
Are there any holistic approaches for recovery support services – that address not just physical addiction (i.e., detox) but physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing – that show promise?
What assessment tools work best to match individuals to needed recovery support services?
Does offering multiple services (that include recovery support services) in one physical location increase effectiveness, for example, by removing transportation barriers?
How does criminalization of substance use impact people’s access to various services (e.g., housing, SNAP, education funds) that support recovery?
How well have treatment/specialty courts performed since the Opioid Epidemic began, and how can recovery support services support their performance?
How might recovery support services address emerging adults involved in the justice system whose parents are also involved in the justice system or other systems (e.g., child welfare)?
¹ Emerging adults refers to youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 25.