Recovery For ME - Defining

  • Wellness....Growing....Living!!!

    • Defining...Measuring...Improving!

Defining…We begin with the understanding that recovery is an individual process in which we each grow and live and move towards wellness. We build from this to better understand what a system of recovery-oriented care means in practice and how that system helps individuals in their own recovery journey. In this portion of the initiative, we are building on the work done by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in cooperation with Yale University. They produced the second edition of Practice Guidelines for Recovery Oriented Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions in December 2008. The document is divided into six domains or areas (for example, recovery-oriented care is consumer and family driven) and we will be using a process to review each domain with stakeholders over the course of about six months. The purpose is to produce Maine's own guidelines that can be a basis of policy and program review and for our continuing work together.

OAMHS Working Definitions

  • Recovery
    • A journey of healing and transformation that enables a person to live a meaningful, satisfying, and contributing life in a community of his or her choice. Recovery is an individual process, a way of life, an attitude, and a way of approaching life’s challenges. The need is to meet the challenges of one’s life and find purpose within and beyond the limits of the illness while holding a positive sense of identity.
      (Includes ideas from Connecticut, Pat Deegan, SAMHSA and Bill Anthony definitions)
  • Recovery-oriented care:
    • Is what treatment and rehabilitation practitioners offer in support of the person’s own recovery efforts. (Adapted from Connecticut definition)

Recovery-oriented care:

Is what treatment and rehabilitation practitioners offer in support of the person’s own recovery efforts.  (Adapted from Connecticut definition)

Defining