Guiding Principles of Recovery

  1. There are many pathways to recovery
  2. Recovery is self-directed and empowering
  3. Recovery involves a personal recognition of the need for change and transformation
  4. Recovery is holistic
  5. Recovery has cultural dimensions
  6. Recovery exists on a continuum of improved health and wellness
  7. Recovery emerges from hope and gratitude
  8. Recovery involves a process of healing and self- redefinition
  9. Recovery involves addressing discrimination and transcending shame and stigma
  10. Recovery is supported by peers and allies
  11. Recovery involves (re)joining and (re)building a life in the community
  12. Recovery is a reality

Elements of Recovery-Oriented Systems and Services

  1. Person Centered
  2. Inclusive of family and other ally involvement
  3. Individualized an comprehensive services across the lifespan
  4. Systems anchored in the community
  5. Continuity of care
  6. Partnership-consultant relationships
  7. Strength-based
  8. Culturally responsive
  9. Responsiveness to personal believe systems
  10. Commitment to peer recovery support services
  11. Inclusion of the voices and experiences of recovering individuals and their families
  12. Integrated services
  13. System-wide education and training
  14. Ongoing monitoring and outreach
  15. Outcomes driven
  16. Research based
  17. Adequately and flexibly balanced