Principles of Recovery

Principles of Recovery

  • Recovery is an individual process based on self-determination and self-direction.



You are in recovery when you say you are.

There are multiple pathways to recovery.



  • Recovery and self-care are a personal responsibility.
  • Recovery is holistic and encompasses all aspects of a person’s life including family, mental, physical, and spiritual health.
  • Recovery is a dynamic process. There can be both growth and setbacks in each person’s recovery journey.
  • Recovery and a life in the community should be accessible to all. Recovery through mutual peer support provides nonjudgmental acceptance and a sense of belonging in the community.
  • Recovery supporters and advocates meet the person seeking recovery and their families where they are at.