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Patricia L. Reeves & Dennis Simpson



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The Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) is in part an ecological systems theory that demonstrates comprehensive ways to meet the needs of individuals and families seeking alcohol, drug and mental health services. When compared to its alternative, Acute Care (AC) model, the ROSC provides long-term recovery outcomes, requires the participation of all stakeholders, and facilitates dialogue among service providers and clients. This study intended to increase public knowledge of the ROSC, its feasibility for practice, and its relevance for behavioral health research. Data collection was done using a purposeful sample, which consisted of N = 7 consenting adults currently serving individuals with substance use disorders. The study used a single, instrumental case study to explore the initial implementation of the ROSC at a substance abuse treatment agency in Southwest Michigan.