Addiction is a disease, not a moral failing.
Similar to other chronic relapsing conditions, through adequate support, people do recover. We define recovery with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s definition of recovery: A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
As a stepping stone to stable employment, safe housing and adequate healthcare – education is ‘the great equalizer.’
When individuals in recovery are holistically supported – meeting the 8-dimensions of wellness and addressing the social determinants of health – to build purposeful lives, the likelihood of them maintaining their recovery substantially increases. And, when empowered by Four Pillars™ individuals in recovery are able to thrive!