How does the dictionary define recovery?


1 – A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.

2- The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.

How would a recovering addict define recovery?

In 2011 a new working definition of recovery from mental disorders and substance use disorders was announced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The new definition is as follows:

A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

We agree, and we believe SAMHSA’s definition can be summed up in a single word: LIFE.

For an addict, recovery means life. 

We agree again.