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Home > Patient & Family Resources > Health Library > The 10 Principles of Recovery
Recovery means finding your path to a meaningful life. It puts you in control of your life and helps you gain self-confidence and respect for yourself. You can use recovery for substance use and mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
There are 10 principles of recovery. Put this list where you will see it every day, such as on the bathroom mirror.
Adapted from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2012). SAMHSA's working definition of recovery: 10 guiding principles of recovery. Available online: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/pep12-recdef.pdf
Current as ofMay 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineJessica Hamblen PhD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Current as of:
May 28, 2019
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Jessica Hamblen PhD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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