Measure Beyond Sobriety
The Recovery Capital Index® (RCI) provides a comprehensive picture of a person’s whole wellbeing using an online, automated survey. The RCI is person-centered and scientifically validated to reliably measure addiction wellness regardless of treatment modality, recovery pathway, or substance of use. Addiction recovery is not a binary state — let’s not measure it that way.
Addiction is a highly complex condition. Sobriety alone is an inadequate metric for recovery success and a limited view of progress. The Recovery Capital Index® is a holistic, person-centered measurement of wellbeing. The RCI effectively measures change regardless of treatment modality or intervention at individual and group levels. Care can be personalized, while individuals see success reinforced. And with little adaptation, the RCI can be generally applied in healthcare and workplace settings.
The RCI is a critical tool in engaging individuals in their subjective observations of life and environment. This primary data will allow organizations and communities to better understand needs and strengths, from which more resilient and equitable systems and solutions can be designed.
The Recovery Capital Index provides scoring from 1 to 100 across all indicators, components, and domains. Care providers and individuals can monitor and track their change in recovery capital from one assessment to the next.
The scorecard highlights your total recovery capital and latest scores across all domains, components, and elements. Each element of the recovery capital index tool is marked with a blue dot where your recovery is strong, a yellow dot where your recovery is good, and a blue – gray dot where your recovery capital is low.
The scorecard itself is designed to give the viewer a sense of where someone’s at with just a glance. A lot of work can be done just from the scorecard.
Sobriety has served as the key measure of recovery for treatment programs and society. The stigma associated with a return to use outweighed progress made in other areas of a person’s life. Treatment programs lack a comprehensive, standardized, and long-term outcomes measure.
A scientifically validated survey instrument that provides a multidimensional measure of wellbeing. The RCI effectively measures change regardless of treatment modality or intervention at individual and population levels. Care can be personalized, while individuals see success reinforced.
A holistic tool for a complex condition.
“Palm Beach County, Florida is adopting a system of care that shift’s from being treatment-centric to one that is person-centered and recovery-oriented.
“Critical to the shift's success is the ability to measure and monitor improvements at the individual and systems level. The Recovery Capital Index provides a well-tested instrument and a level of expertise in its use and interpretation of data that made it an easy choice as the County continues to achieve its aims.”
— John L. Hulick, MS | Palm Beach County Drug Czar, appointed by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to lead its opioid epidemic response efforts.
A proven instrument that accurately describes a person’s wellbeing.
The RCI measures what we say it measures — change in addiction health. Addiction is a highly complex chronic condition. Sobriety alone is an inadequate metric for recovery success and a limited view of progress.
As a scientifically validated assessment, the RCI meets a set of standards expected by clinicians and other care providers.
We worked with Sanford Research for validating the RCI and published our peer-reviewed findings in May 2018..