What you should know…

1aYou are not alone. Millions of your peers have found a path to recovery and are leading healthy, happy lives. Many of those individuals want to give back and help you through peer supports, 12-step programs and recovery centers. Remember, anyone, at any time, can recover.


2aRecovery addresses the whole person and their community and is supported by peers, friends and family members as well as the health care community. It is vitally important that a person in recovery find a supportive community and stay connected. You are worth it!


3aThe process of recovery 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 but doesn’t have to. With the right supportive environment, setbacks can be minimalized and a full potential for a healthy life is possible to achieve.




4aResilience is a key component in recovery. Resilience refers to a person’s ability to cope with difficulty and adapt to challenges or change. Resilience can be built over time and at any age.


5Relapse is not a part of recovery, it is a symptom of the disease of addiction. When relapse occurs, you can get support so that all the work you have done to regain a healthy lifestyle is not lost. Many who use recovery supports have fewer and shorter relapses. Timely support can reconnect you with your recovery pathway and treatment.