Recovery & Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care
Pathways to a better life
What is Recovery?
There are several working definitions of recovery from substance use disorders which have been developed in the last few years.
“Recovery from substance dependence is a voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health, and citizenship.” -Betty Ford Institute, 2007
“Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life.” -CSAT 2006 National Recovery Summit
What is a ROSC?
A ROSC is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to achieve improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with or at risk for substance use disorders. - William White
Visit IRETA's Recovery & ROSC Key Resources, our short-list of online information about Recovery & ROSC
See IRETA's Links page, a more comprehensive list of Recovery & ROSC resources
Check out our Conference Materials page, which includes videos and slideshows from our 2008 Recovery Symposium and 2010 ROSC Training of Facilitators.