Presenters: Ms. Sierra Castedo de Martell, Ms. Margaret B. Moore, Dr. H. Shelton Brown
Discussants: Ms. Patty McCarthy and Mr. Phil Rutherford, Faces and Voices of Recovery
RCC Live Feature: Ms. Anita Bradley, CEO and Founder of the Northern Ohio Recovery Association (https://norainc.org/about/)
With funding from the NIDA-funded Recovery Research Institute’s pilot study program, we (the study team consisting of Ms. Sierra Castedo de Martell, Ms. Margaret B. Moore, and Dr. H. Shelton Brown) conducted a preliminary cost-effectiveness analysis of long-term, post-treatment peer recovery support services for substance use disorder. We converted that analysis and an existing analysis of bystander naloxone distribution cost-effectiveness into components of a free, web-based calculator for cost-effectiveness. This presentation will cover the research process that informed the creation of this calculator, present the concept of cost-effectiveness and the interpretation of cost-effectiveness outcomes, and will introduce participants to using the calculator and interpreting the results. Discussants Ms. Patty McCarthy and Mr. Phil Rutherford will comment on the quality and impact of this calculator based on their perspectives as recovery advocates and leaders. The presentation team will be available for the 30min following the presentation (1:00-1:30) for extended discussion and live guidance on using this cost effectiveness calculator.