The model of service delivery for all AOD services in the network is underpinned by the Community Integration Model (CIM). CIM is an approach to practice which increases ‘recovery capital’ for individuals, as part of their recovery journey.
The CIM model will ensure individuals are supported to:
- Develop appropriate life skills & resources - increasing an individual’s personal recovery capital
- Develop the right support from their established or newly developed support mechanisms – in order to increase an individual’s social recovery capital
- Develop the necessary support services to ensure a recovery-oriented treatment journey- increasing an individual’s community recovery capital
This combination of approaches brings together Connectedness, Integration and Meaningfulness for the individual which will assist the individual to meet the goals of their treatment journey.
There are four clear components which integrate with the individual’s journey:
- Treatment Engagement
- Treatment Delivery (including maintenance)
- Community Integration (which underpins both delivery and treatment maintenance or completion)
- Treatment Completion
These components are features within the service delivery of all Northern Victoria AOD Services
 Best, D. and Laudet, A. (2010) The Potential of Recovery Capital. London: RSA