Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse disorders is a process of change. Rather than just providing treatment, behavioral health services are to help people to achieve their full potential in life. According to Mentalhealth.gov, there are four major dimensions’ support life in recovery:
- Health: Make informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
- Home: Have a stable and safe place to live.
- Purpose: Engage in meaningful daily activities, such as a job or school, volunteering, caring for your family, or being creative. Work for independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
- Community: Build relationships and social networks that provide support.