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Deirdre Boyd

January 04, 2012

DEFINITIONS OF RECOVERY

Scottish government definition of recovery:

Fotolia_16139172_chesterF“Recovery is a process through which an individual is enabled to move-on from their problem drug use towards a drug-free life and become an active and contributing member of society.”  
(The Road To Recovery).

US government definition of recovery:

Fotolia_11905957_deckard_1“Recovery from substance dependence is a voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterised by sobriety, personal health, and citizenship.” 
(US Drug Policy 2010)

The government for England and Wales uses no definition of recovery - automatically rendering targets and ambitions meaningless.

 

Comments

Andrew paton

The best thing i have seen on the web.

Mark Noo

Gee, that sounds complicated. My recovery started when I stopped poisoning myself. I didn't have to become politically active or even attend any PTA meetings.

Recovery is what happens when you start doing the things you believe you should be doing instead of the things you have to do to survive.

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