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Through relationships and social networks.
An important factor in the recovery process is the presence and involvement of people who believe in the person’s ability to recover, offer hope, support, and encouragement, and suggest strategies and resources for change. Family members, peers, providers, faith groups, community members, and other allies form vital support networks. Through these relationships, people leave unhealthy and/or unfulfilling life roles behind and engage in new roles (e.g., partner, caregiver, friend, student, employee) that lead to a greater sense of belonging, personhood, empowerment, autonomy, social inclusion, and community participation.