SAMHSA has established a working definition of recovery that defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.
The four major dimensions that support a life in recovery include:
- Health – overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms – for example, abstaining from use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications if one has an addiction problem – an, for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
- Home – having a stable and safe place to live
- Purpose – 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
- Community – having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope
Additionally, creating an opportunity to build resiliency and hope in early recovery is essential. It is for this reason launching the first Harmony Foundation Recovery Center. This Fort Collins, Colorado based program is designed to improve capacity for our alumni and families through continued recovery support.
Services offered will include:
- Aftercare Groups for alumni and families weekly on Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30.
- Telephonic, online and face to face recovery coaching services
- Alumni chapter groups will feature events and workshops that support early recovery skill building, to include: financial planning, nutrition classes, career building and resource development for recovery support.