Products and Services

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There are a wide variety of products and services, whether you are an individual just looking to broaden your own learning, or an agency looking to add to your recovery support services, we are here to help!  Authorized Trainers can click here to purchase manuals.

Services

Currently CART is offering to agencies or organizations, two of it’s services that can easily be replicated.

Telephone Recovery Support – CCAR is pleased to offer telephone recovery support (TRS); an innovative, peer to peer, recovery support service. TRS provides weekly phone calls to people in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. Trained TRS volunteers call to “check in” and ask how people are doing managing their recovery. Volunteers are trained to provide support, encouragement and information about recovery resources. TRS helps reduce relapse and enhances the recovery experience. CCAR uses an online data collection program that not only captures accurate, real time data but automatically schedules the next call date and tracks contact history.

Volunteer Management System – CCAR developed their Volunteer Management System based on the way hospitals utilize volunteers.  Volunteers are seen as members of a team that are allowed to contribute in ways that not only help an agency meet staffing needs, but help the individual in their own journey while building recovery capital.

OnSite Training and Technical Assistance – CCAR is willing to host visitors to one of our sites, or CCAR Staff can come to you, for technical assistance, training, or customized presentations about Recovery, Phil’s Hike of the AT and more.

For more information on these services, please email cart@ccar.us or call 860.218.9553.

Books and DVDs

We have a great selection of Books and DVDs all about Recovery at our Recovery Store.

Slaying the Dragon – New Edition – Bill White

$25.00

The product of more than 35 years of research, the Second Edition of Slaying the Dragon is the remarkable story of America’s personal and institutional responses to alcoholism and other addictions. It is the story of mutual aid societies spanning Native American recovery circles, the Washingtonians, the Ribbon Reform Clubs, Twelve Step Fellowships and more recent secular and religious mutual aid alternatives. It is a story of addiction treatment institutions from the inebriate asylums through rise of modern addiction treatment. It is also the story of the rise of a new addiction recovery advocacy movement that promises to transform the future of addiction treatment and recovery in the United States and beyond. Author William White provides a sweeping and engaging history of one of America’s most enduring problems and the profession and social institutions that have sought solutions to it.

No Room to Live – Wynford Ellis Owen

$20.00

A fascinating survival story of how on man conquered his own hell on earth.  An addict of some sort from a very young age, the author’s life story takes in the highs and the lows, good times and bad, told with humor, warmth and shocking honesty.  This personal story will ring true with many fellow suffers who wish to overcome the agony and pain of their addiction, and break the cycle for good.

Owning and Operating A Recovery House – Teri O’Connell and Bob Whitman

$15.00 – 50% off (Originally $30.00)

Written by experts Terri O’Connell and Bob Whitman, this book will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about opening and operating a PATH-Type Therapeutic Home for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery.

About the authors:
Terri O’Connell is an attorney in West Hartford, Connecticut. Her inspiration for this research came from the memory of her brother, and People Advocating Therapeutic Homes, Inc. (PATH).
Bob Whitman is a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is the founder and chairman of People Advocating Therapeutic Homes, Inc. (PATH).

The 10th Leper Chronicles – Richard Anthony

$12.00

This simple book is for spiritual seekers who are not afraid to give their minds and souls a wake-up shake. Within these short essays are woven the wisdom, struggle, joy and humor of 12-step recovery journey. Hopefully, prayer will precede each reading and pondering will follow, to fathom the depth of each article’s message. Together they offer an opportunity to enlighten and revitalize one’s passion for their Program. The primary purpose of these reflections is to bring a smile to your face and peace to your heart. If they succeed, please pass them on. Richard Anthony has been active in recovery for 35 continuous years. Although a retreat master, spiritual director, teacher and writer, he is simply another seeker on the recovery bus, one of many who is trying to enjoy the ride and not fall off.

The Anonymous People – DVD

$19.95

The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.

The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.

Toward a Recovery System of Care – DVD

$19.99

Addiction had been characterized as a chronic disease for more than 200 years, but it continues to be treated like a broken arm or a bacterial infection via brief, emergency-oriented interventions. In this presentation, William White calls for shifting addiction treatment from this model of acute intervention to a model of sustained recovery management. This alternative model wraps traditional treatment in a more vibrant continuum of pre-recovery, recovery initiation and recovery maintenance support services and explores the use of peer models of recovery support as an adjunct to existing addiction treatment. This presentation summarizes and discusses potential benefits and pitfalls of this alternative model of care. You can read many of Bill White’s papers here. Or visit Bill’s website: http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/.

Legacy of Hope -DVD

$4.99 – $99.99

Legacy of Hope: Recovery Elders Video Project: The mission of this project is to record for history, in a video documentary format, the lives and recovery stories of people in ultra long-term recovery. CCAR believes that our stories of recovery are our prize possessions. None are richer, more laden with history, more chock full of wisdom, than those of people with ultra-long term recovery. We’re talking people with 50 or more years. Sadly, when these people pass away, their stories are often reduced to memories. If we’re lucky they may have spoken at a conference where their story was captured on an audiocassette.

CCAR created the Recovery Elders Video Project to preserve in a digital video format, the stories of our recovery elders for future generations so that they may leave behind a profound and powerful legacy, a Legacy of Hope. Each 30-minute video will consist of an interview with the elder, interviews with family members and friends, photos from the elder’s life, supporting documents, B-roll footage of places of interest and more.