Long-term Desired Outcome
There are a wide range of philosophies of addiction and models of recovery. At ADAPT, we view recovery as a process of regaining health, in the broadest sense of the term. Recovery involves regaining physical, mental and emotional health, building self-esteem, enhancing or developing skills for healthy living, and finding a meaningful place in the broader community. The ultimate goal of recovery is to live a healthy life, free of mood altering chemicals and/or problem gambling. The central beliefs that underpin this view of recovery are:
- People can and do regain their health.
- People can recover from substance abuse/problem gambling and learn new ways of living in the world.
- Recovery is a learning process which involves healing, personal growth, development, support and the acquisition of new skills