My thanks to Teresa McBean, executive director of the National Association for Christian Recovery for drawing my attention to a recent attempt to define “recovery” by a group of behavioral health professionals at the request of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Here is their suggestion:
Recovery is a process of change whereby individuals work to improve their own health and wellness and to live a meaningful life in a community of their choice while striving to achieve their full potential. [source]
Before I offer a critique of this approach to defining recovery, it is important to remember two things. [Read more…]