A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
Four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:
Definition of “recovery-oriented guiding principles”
Definition of “recovery-oriented system of care (ROSC)”
A ROSC provides a network of services and supports to address the full spectrum of substance use problems, from harmful use to chronic conditions. Through education, communities are strengthened by recovery-oriented activities that can prevent inappropriate substance use before it occurs. Education also raises awareness about the disease, dispels myths that foster stigma and discrimination and provides early intervention for those at risk of developing substance use conditions.
Examples of Recovery-Oriented Activities/Services