Often described as a journey rather than a destination, recovery involves reclaiming or acquiring for the first time areas of one’s life that he or she values. Recovery is not a singular, straight, linear path, but is multi-dimensional and may include lapses – in all, amassing forward movement. Foundational elements of recovery include hope, empowerment, self-determination, community and social integration, and more holistic wellness. Psychosocial evidence-based practices, including assertive community treatment (ACT) and the individual placement and support model of supported employment (IPS-SE), are intended to promote individual’s recovery.

Important aspects of recovery-oriented services include strengths-oriented person-centered planning, motivational interviewing, and integration of peer support services.

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[See earlier emails/comments section speaking to idea of a running banner of some sorts reporting website subscribers’ submissions to “Recovery is ____”] — also, if we are going with the route of using geometric type shapes to tie together themes, one idea is using something more like an arrow (forward or up) to be reference for Recovery? (if relevant – thinking out loud)