Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis




Clinical-Community Psychology

First Advisor

Abraham Wandersman


Adopting and implementing a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) (innovation) requires that organizations have recovery-specific systems and features (capacities) in place. Organizations, however, may requires more than specific capacities, they require the motivation to put recovery-based innovations into place. This thesis reviews the literature to examine which capacities have been identified as integral to providing recovery-oriented services within a ROSC. Surveys were distributed electronically to delivery and support staff at organizations that provide substance abuse services under the jurisdiction of the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was used to examine how these capacities varied within and between organizations in South Carolina. Due to initial findings of an unexpected negative relationship between capacity and motivation, a secondary analysis looked how different types of motivation were related to capacity. Some implications for how these findings can be used to inform support system activities are discussed

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