Definitions of “Recovery”

Recovery Literacy > Definitions of “Recovery”

There are many definitions of “recovery.” Some may argue that there are as many definitions as there are individuals in recovery. This lesson explores different perspectives, allowing you to identify similarities and differences, which will give you a better understanding of your own path and the recovery pathways of others.

The next several topics will explore various definitions:

  • Personal Definition
  • National Definition
  • Abstinence-based Definition
  • Medication-Assisted Recovery Definition
  • Organizational Definition

Table of Contents

Personal definition
National Definition
Abstinence-based Recovery
Medication Assisted Recovery
Organizational Definition