The Recovery Journey

Our Unique Approach

Addressing mental illness and addiction is a matter of national urgency in Canada. At Homewood, we are dedicated to improving lives by using innovative applied clinical research to improve, evaluate and refine treatment services across Canada. 

In April, the Recovery Journey initiative was launched in our Addiction Medicine Services (AMS) program to learn more about the recovery of our patients beyond their inpatient treatment.

Today we’re excited to announce that, as of July 30, 2018, the Recovery Journey initiative is expanding to its second site, The Residence at Homewood, where it will also become part of regular clinical practice for clients receiving treatment there.

Collaboration and Quality Improvement

The Recovery Journey is a collaborative initiative between Homewood Health Centre and HRI that routinely collects data from Homewood patients through clinical questionnaires and links it to recovery outcomes collected post-discharge. The result is an integrated system that can be used to inform quality improvement efforts, evaluate program effectiveness, and contribute to research by generating new knowledge about the recovery process.

Why is This Initiative Important?

Clinically, the questionnaires are a standardized way of collecting a patient’s self-reported information that will inform the treatment team to develop patient-centred treatment plans. As well, we will gain a better clinical understanding of recovery following participation in the AMS program and will use this data to inform quality improvement efforts and evaluate program effectiveness. In addition, researchers will be able to look more deeply at the recovery process over time and contribute towards the addiction field by generating new knowledge.

Want to Learn More?

For more information about the long-term research study, please take a look at the website

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