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. We also recognize SAMHSA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness, and the importance of addressing each dimension.
When individuals in recovery are holistically supported 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!