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."
People with severe and chronic substance use disorders can, with help, overcome their illness and regain health and social function. There are many pathways to recovery. Some people choose to remain abstinent from all mood and mind-altering substances. Others choose to participate in harm reduction and other strategies that help them to maintain healthy lifestyles. It is crucial that people seeking recovery are given options in their decision making and are empowered to make the choices best suited to their health and safety with guidance from family and medical providers.
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