Community Resources and Recovery Supports
Recovery is a "process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential" (SAMHSA). According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the four aspects that support recovery include:
1. Health - the individual can manage the disease or its symptoms and make healthy, informed choices.
2. Home - the living environment is safe and stable.
3. Purpose - the individual can participate in society in a meaningful, purposeful way.
4. Community - social relationships provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
Meetings and Readings
What's Happening in NC?
Learn more about North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan. Since the plan was launched in 2017, opioid dispensing has decreased by 34%. The state has received more than $70 million in federal funding, which has provided treatment for over 21,000 people.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Recovery and Recovery Support. Updated April 2020. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/recovery
NCDHHS. North Carolina's Opioid Action Plan. PowerPoint https://www.ncdhhs.gov/media/12528/download?attachment