Self determination and direction are key to recovery. Success comes when people are empowered to explore their recovery on their terms. They must be listened to, supported and connected to the resources they need to achieve their goals.
When all aspects of mind, body, spirit, culture and community are considered, recovery gets stronger. People recover when they are understood first as the person they are and that their addiction does not define them.
A positive strengths based approach allows people to see that they have always had the ability inside themselves to recover. Believing that one can overcome the barriers in their lives and achieve recovery, inspires hope for a better future.
Learning from those who have made possible what is sometimes felt as impossible, is invaluable to healing. Through the sharing of knowledge and skills, one comes to learn that they are not alone in the journey and recovery is possible.