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Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

Through the Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has delineated 4 major dimensions that support a life in recovery:

  • Health - Overcoming or managing one's disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home - A stable and safe place to live.
  • Purpose - Meaningful daily activities and the independence, income and resources to participate in society.
  • Community - Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

For further detailed information about the new working recovery definition or the guiding principles of recovery please visit

NH Recovery Resources

National Recovery Resources

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