The 10 Principles of Recovery
Recovery means finding your path to a meaningful life. It puts you in control of your life and helps you gain self-confidence and respect for yourself. You can use recovery for substance abuse and mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
There are 10 principles of recovery. Place this list where you will see it every day, such as on the bathroom mirror.
Adapted from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2006). National Consensus Statement on Mental Health Recovery. Available online: http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/sma05%2D4129.
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