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Recovery is defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential." People can and do recover from addiction and mental health disorders. Find tools to help.
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- Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and 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 and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
- Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
In addition to traditional treatments, many individuals and families increase their recovery by reading, using self-help tools, and joining peer support groups and organizations.
The following organizations and resources may be helpful to you in learning about recovery and recovery tools:
Many counties and treatment providers include peer support in their service options.
- Orting Valley Recovery Café
- Recovery Café Clark County
- Recovery Café Spokane
- Everett Recovery Café
- Seattle Recovery Café
- SODO Recovery Café
- Recovery Café Jefferson County.
- Find a clubhouse close to you.
- Additional recovery in community sites.
Mutual support groups are groups of individuals with similar life experiences, supporting each other during the recovery process.
- Foundational community supports – help with jobs, housing, and living independently
- Oxford House - for people in recovery from substance use disorder
- Oxford house vacancies
- Family and Adult Coordinated Entry Sites for people experiencing homelessness (Department of Commerce)
- Housing and Recovery through Peer Services (HARPS)