Your recovery capital also determines how well you manage problems encountered during your initial phases of recovery. It also affects how well you identify and utilize the supports that are available to you during the recovery process. It can even determine how quickly you move through your phases of treatment.
As you begin treatment at your local methadone clinic, your counselor will have a way to assess just how much recovery capital you can bring to the table. In one treatment program, for example, patients are requested to fill out a questionnaire answering 25 questions about themselves, and they are then asked to identify 25 personal characteristics.
Initial Questions For Drug Recovery
The initial questions that identify the quality of your recovery capital will ask you to identify how well equipped you are socioeconomically to begin treatment. Can you afford treatment? Do you live in a neighborhood that’s relatively free of crime? Do you have easy access to transportation? Are your family members also using or are they drug-free? Do you have a job that gives you some level of personal satisfaction?
Other questions evaluate your physical well-being. Do you have health insurance? Do you see a doctor when you feel ill, or do you just show up at an emergency room? Do you eat three healthy meals every day? Do you have adequate clothing and shelter?
You will also answer questions that address your commitment to the drug recovery process. Do you know where the recovery groups are in your neighborhood? Are there legal stressors that you have to deal with as part of your recovery? Can you think of recovery rituals that you have integrated into your daily activities? Do you have hopes for your future? Is there one single incident that made you realize how much you needed to be in recovery?
Everybody has recovery capital, even if those qualities are still undiscovered. Your counselor will help you bring those strengths to bear in your recovery from opiate addiction. They are there in you, and they will help you succeed.