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Development and validation of a Brief Assessment of Recovery Capital (BARC-10) for alcohol and drug use disorder.

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Summary of "Development and validation of a Brief Assessment of Recovery Capital (BARC-10) for alcohol and drug use disorder."

It has been long established that achieving recovery from an alcohol or other drug use disorder is associated with increased biobehavioral stress. To enhance the chances of recovery, a variety of psychological, physical, social, and environmental resources, known as "recovery capital", are deemed important as they can help mitigate this high stress burden. A 50-item measure of recovery capital was developed (Assessment of Recovery Capital [ARC]), with 10 subscales; however, a briefer version could enhance further deployment in research and busy clinical/recovery support service settings. To help increase utility of the measure, the goal of the current study was to create a shorter version using Item Response Theory models.

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Name: Drug and alcohol dependence
ISSN: 1879-0046
Pages: 71-76

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