Four Major Dimensions That Support Recovery
According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. There are four major dimensions that support recovery:
- Health — overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
- Home — having a stable and safe place to live.
- Purpose — conducting meaningful daily activities and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
- Community — having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
Hope, the belief that these challenges and conditions can be overcome, is the foundation of recovery. The process of recovery is highly personal and occurs via many pathways. Recovery is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness that may involve setbacks. Because setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience becomes a key component of recovery.
You and your family don't have to face addiction alone. There are many support groups for people who are struggling with addiction and their families with people who understand and can give you guidance and support.
Rock & Recovery
Rock & Recovery is an online HD radio listening experience produced by WAPS-FM in Akron, Ohio. Rock & Recovery mixes inspiring stories and messages of strength and hope from professional health-care providers, the recovery community, comedians and family members. These powerful stories and meaningful messages are carefully woven in between handpicked music. This music is uplifting without being preachy, spiritual without religion and familiar to a wide audience. Visit www.rockandrecovery.com
The County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADM) Services Board provides financial support for local certified recovery housing. These transitional living environments promote sobriety and independent living during the early stages of recovery.
For additional information about recovery housing options, please call the ADM Addiction Helpline at 330-940-1133.