ARC - Supporting Recovery
Recovery support means services designed to strengthen or assist individuals to regain skills, develop the environmental supports necessary to help the individual thrive in the community, and meet life goals that promote recovery from alcohol and drug use. These services include, but are not limited to, economic, vocational, employment, educational, housing, and other ancillary services.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) talks about recovery as a process. It defines recovery as a process of recovery. The process is highly personal and occurs via many pathways. It may include clinical treatment, medications, faith-based approaches, peer support, family support, self-care, and other approaches. Recovery is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness that may involve setbacks. Because setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience becomes a key component of recovery.
You will find many resources below to education yourself on recovery. There are resources for those in recovery, those touched by recovery, and those that support recovery.