Recovery 202


Judith Chamberlin responds to question of “What is Recovery?” She describes how the concept developed within the consumer/survivor movement, some of the changes which occurred over time. She comments on the consensus statement and ten elements of recovery as published by SAMHSA. Dr. Farkas develops the theme of “What is a Recovery Oriented Program?” with some of the essential ingredients, common research themes and key studies illustrating that recovery is possible and more than just symptom reduction. She highlights some of the qualitative studies that have added to the knowledge base about recovery. She comments on the vision of an integrated system and the important values that would underline such a system.