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Definition: Recovery

Recovery is not just about an individuals' substance misuse but includes reducing risks, overcoming dependence, improving health and quality of life, as well as personal fulfillment with the emphasis on a person's potential for change. The current recovery model means that treatment services have become 'recovery-focused' rather than only focussing on harm minimisation; it is a more holistic approach in treatment. However, recovery is a transition that can occur without professional input. Recovery is a broad and complex process that has diffe...

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Full Definition of 'Recovery'

Recovery is not just about an individuals' substance misuse but includes reducing risks, overcoming Dependence, improving health and quality of life, as well as personal fulfillment with the emphasis on a person's potential for change. The current recovery model means that treatment services have become 'recovery-focused' rather than only focussing on harm minimisation; it is a more holistic appRoach in treatment. However, recovery is a transition that can occur without professional input. Recovery is a broad and complex process that has different meaning to different people. It is a unique experience for each individual.

 
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