Data Drop: Recovery Capital Index

August 03, 2017 | Kristen Goettsch, Senior Evaluation Scientist Featured

This week’s data drop is 17%.

From January 1, 2016 until May 25, 2017, Face It TOGETHER (FIT) clients with the disease of addiction reported an increase in their Recovery Capital Index score after at least 90 days of peer addiction management coaching.

In this timeframe, 321 FIT clients with the disease of addiction completed 579 Recovery Capital Index (RCI) assessments. The average total RCI score was 67.4 across all baseline RCIs taken. There were 132 clients that completed at least one follow up to their RCI baseline.

Clients demonstrated an 8.5% change in RCI total score from baseline to 30 days following. Clients continued to demonstrate growth in RCI total score as they continued their engagement with a FIT peer addiction management coach.

After 91 days of peer coaching, FIT clients demonstrated a 17.0% change in total RCI score; 17.8% change in personal score; 16.5% change in social score; and 17.6% change in cultural score. 


Figure 1: RCI Scores By Engagement Length

RCIScoreByEngageLength_FY16toFY17Q2


We will continue to assess the impact of length of engagement with a peer recovery coach on our clients’ recovery capital as we use the instrument to measure their progress over time.

FIT is in the final stages of publishing our current RCI validation results and will continue our work to validate the RCI instrument’s predictive nature for measuring behavior change.