Recovery is basically when the person who has had issues with drugs or alcohol has decided to try and change their relationship with the substance. It is viewed by many as a journey and as such it is individual to the person who is making this journey. People can and will make decisions that can change their life’s, there is no one definition of what recovery is, in fact there are many.
Many people and support services as well as mutual aid groups have various belief systems around recovery, people will seek the recovery support which suits them.
Importantly recovery is also about the family and carers as well as the local community, it is about people with mental health as well as alcohol and drugs use. In fact many people are in recovery from various issues that have affected their life’s. So find out about recovery, remember it is possible and there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is important to develop as many routes as possible and understand recovery is not owned by one person or one group or organisation.