those who are not in treatment. SAMHSA defines “Recovery” as: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. This is a unique path for each person. We know that relationships are critical to recovery: relationship with a therapist, relationships with family, and relationships with friends.
As we make these connections we find strength and hope and offer the same to others. There are many heroic stories of recovery to be celebrated and these often serve to motivate us in our own recovery. All of us have hurts, habits and hang-ups; some have mental illness; and some have addictions; but, all of us can involve ourselves in recovery by continually striving to bring new meaning and satisfaction into our lives daily. One of the best ways to begin is to find ways to serve others. It is interesting how that tends to bless us even more than the ones served.