What is recovery?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) offers a slightly different definition. They write, “Recovery is an active process of continual growth that addresses the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual disturbances inherent in addiction.”
By either definition, recovery is all about change. It is an active process of growth. If you want to be someone you’ve never been, you must change the person you’ve always been.
Change course. Change direction. Change strategies. Change everything.
But in your efforts to make dramatic changes in your life, never forget the true source of all that is good.
The Bible says, “My help comes from the Lord” (Psalm 121:2).
Recovery Step: You can achieve lasting sobriety. But it’s going to require a few changes.