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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 www.samhsa.gov/recovery/.

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