After a person completes treatment for a substance use disorder, they may need more supports to help maintain the progress they have made. These other supports are called recovery services. Recovery is a process of change. Through this process, people can improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. These services can help individuals and families maintain and strengthen their recovery journey.
Recovery services are different that substance use disorder treatment services. Recovery services are non-clinical, which means that they do not provide any type of medical treatment or testing. Recovery services normally take place after a person finishes a treatment program.
There are four main features that support a life in recovery:
- Health: Making behavior choices that support a healthy body and mind.
- Home: Having a stable and safe place to live.
- Purpose: Taking part in meaningful daily activities and having the independence and resources to take part in society.
- Community: Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.