Recovery emerges from hope.

The belief that recovery is real and can happen. All people have the capacity to learn and grow.

Recovery is person-driven, individualized and culturally based. Self-determination and self-direction are the foundations. Individuals have a personal responsibility for their own self-care and journeys of recovery.

Recovery is based on respect.

Community systems, societal acceptance and appreciation for people affected by behavioral health and substance abuse problems.

Recovery is holistic.

Recovery encompasses an individual’s whole life, including mind, body, spirit, and community.

Recovery is supported by peers, relationships and social networks.

Connecting with the community and using community resources.

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Recovery is supported by addressing trauma.

The experience of trauma (such as physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, war, disaster, and others) is often a precursor to or associated with alcohol and drug abuse, mental health problems, and related issues.