Utah Addiction Center

What is Recovery?

Definition of Recovery

“Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness and quality of life.”

Guiding Principles of Recovery

There are many pathways to recovery

  • Recovery is self-directed and empowering

  • Recovery involves a personal recognition of the need for change and transformation

  • Recovery is holistic, in body, mind, relationships and spirit

  • Recovery has cultural dimensions

  • Recovery exists on a continuum of improved health and wellness

  • Recovery emerges from hope and gratitude

  • Recovery is a process of healing and self-redefinition

  • Recovery involves addressing discrimination and transcending shame and stigma

  • Recovery is supported by peers and allies

  • Recovery is (re)joining and (re)building a life in the community

  • Recovery is a reality

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