SAMHSA wants feedback on the new Recovery definition by Friday

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If you would like to give SAMHSA your opinion on the definition and principles they've developed, we encourage you to visit the "Recovery Defined" post on the SAMHSA blog, and leave a comment on their "Definition of Recovery Forum."

Okay, hold on for a minute: Let's remember our history and the important contribution system of care partners have made to understanding Resilience and Recovery. The 2005 issue of Focal Point examined the concepts of resilience and recovery and what they mean in the context of mental health care for children and adolescents. The amazing work done then is still relevant today.

Most important? Do your homework and speak your mind.

Okay, now read what SAMHSA has to say about Recovery and let them know what you think:

Over the past year—as part of its Recovery Support Strategic Initiative—SAMHSA has worked with a range of stakeholders to develop a working definition of recovery that "captures the essential, common experiences of those recovering from mental and substance use disorders," as well as 10 guiding principles that support recovery.

Here's what they have come up with:

What do you think? If you would like to give SAMHSA your opinion on the definition and principles they've developed, we encourage you to visit the "Recovery Defined" post on the SAMHSA blog, and leave a comment on their "Definition of Recovery Forum."

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