Principles of Recovery

  • Person-Driven
  • Occurs via many pathways
  • Is holistic
  • Is supported by peers and allies
  • Is supported through relationships and social networks
  • Is culturally-based and influenced
  • Is supported by addressing trauma
  • Involves individual, family, and community strengths and responsibility
  • Is based on respect
  • Emerges from hope
  • Builds resiliency

Source: SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and King County

See also: Mental Health Recovery Competencies