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Sources: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the United States. (2015) 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-DetTabs2014/NSDUH-DetTabs2014.htm
Millions of young adults each year receive treatment for substance abuse problems. Many go on to lead their life in long-term recovery from addiction. Recovery opens doors to live, learn and thrive.
“Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.”
There are many paths to recovery from substance abuse disorders: in-patient and out-patient clinical treatment, medications, peer support, faith-based approaches and more. Whatever the path, recovery is a lifestyle that contributes to the overall mental, physical, spiritual and community well-being.
Health: adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle that contributes to mental and physical well-being. For those recovering from an addiction, this includes abstaining from use of the substance.
Home: having a safe and stable place to live.
Purpose: engaging in activities that lead to independence and resources needed to be a productive member of the community.
Community: developing meaningful relationships that provide support, friendship, love and hope.
(Adapted from: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2016). Recovery and Recovery Support.)
If you are a student in recovery or seeking recovery from an addiction, ASU offers support for you to maintain your long-term recovery goals.
Recovery Rising – a network of students that meet together for food, fun, sports and friendship.