Whilst there are many definitions of Recovery ORA works from an abstinence based approach for substance addiction. This may vary however, dependent on the individual view, Recovery from a specific Substance Dependence may not seem to depend on abstinence from others. We feel that this is a matter of individual choice but encourage a committed period of abstinence and further professional guidance in these cases.

‘Recovery is being able to live a meaningful and satisfying life, as defined by each person, in the presence or absence of symptoms. It is about having control over and input into your own life. Each individual’s recovery, like his or her experience of the mental health problems or illness, is a unique and deeply personal process.’

The Scottish Recovery Consortium.