Support for that recovery is available in various settings and groups. The goal of support is to keep individuals engaged in their recovery process through a shared understanding and experience with others in similar situations.
We all need support
Recovery is a journey for anyone with substance use disorder as well as their peers, friends and family members. A person’s recovery is built on their own strengths, coping abilities and inherent values. It is a process that is supported by relationships with others in our social groups. These relationships can be a crucial factor in our long-term success.
The four dimensions of recovery
SAMHSA identifies four major dimensions of recovery:
Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms, and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being
Conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society
Having a stable and safe place to live
Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope
Online Recovery Support Services and Resources
For those in recovery, regular fellowship is an important part of the recovery journey. Online meetings and other types of support are available and included below. This list is not comprehensive. It’s intended as a starting place. Support services are provided through a variety of groups, providers, schools, churches and more in communities across the state.