What does a person in recovery mean?

When someone says they are “in recovery,” it usually means that they are being treated for their drug or alcohol addiction. Recovery covers a lot of territory. Many people use “recovery” as a synonym for “in remission. According to SAMHSA, recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and well-being, live self-directed lives, and strive to achieve their full potential.

Citizenship refers to giving back to community and society. In recovery, you take all the tools and skills you have learned during your addiction treatment to become a healthier person, a better spouse and parent, a productive member of society, and a good neighbor and citizen. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use or addiction, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information about support and treatment centers in your area. For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Therefore, the clinical goal of addiction treatment must go beyond encouraging the reduction of substance use to improve personal and social health.

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Ginger Baney

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