Here are some characteristics of recovery
- Emerges from hope;
- Is person-driven;
- Occurs via many pathways;
- Is holistic;
- Is supported by peers and allies;
- Is supported by relationships and social networks;
- Is culturally based and influenced;
- Is supported by addressing trauma;
- Involves individual, family, and community strengths and responsibilities; and
- Is based on respect.
- Emotional: Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships;
- Environmental:Achieving good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being;
- Financial: Feeling satisfaction with current and future financial situations;
- Intellecutal: Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills;
- Occupational: Obtaining personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work;
- Physical: Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep;
- Social: Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system; and
- Spiritual: Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
Do you have any experience in recovering from a mental health or substance abuse event? Does the information above correlate with your experience?
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