Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC)

Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) models recognize substance use disorders as chronic health issues requiring management throughout a life time.

ROSC recognize that there are multiple paths to recovery that a person may choose and embraces a continuum of care from prevention, treatment and recovery, to full engagement in one's family and community. The system builds upon each recovering individual’s strengths and areas of health to address his or her needs.

The delivery system applies recovery principles to a full range of engagement, intervention, treatment, rehabilitative, and supportive services, including health promotion and prevention services for those at risk of substance use disorders.

ROSC is marked by a high degree of accessibility and effectiveness in engaging and retaining persons in care so they can achieve the highest degree of stability and sustain recovery.

Services are age and gender appropriate, culturally competent, and attend to trauma and other factors that impact recovery. ROSC services should be provided within the person’s own community, using natural supports whenever possible. The overarching goal of a ROSC is to assist a person to achieve mastery over recovery and gain a meaningful sense of membership in the community.