From our students:
- “Recovery is a state of mind characterized by abstinence from alcohol, drugs, and behaviors that have caused problems for people previously, to the point where a person desires and actively seeks out a new way of life."
- “This new way of life is characterized by a strong desire to stay sober, participating in growth opportunities for one’s mental health (such as working a program of sobriety like the twelve steps, faith-based healing, SMART, or CBT)."
- “Recovery is not the same for everyone; no two people lead the same recovery lifestyle. People are invited to use the tools and skills that keep them sober and happy with their lives."
- “However, the common theme of all people in recovery is abstinence from addictive behaviors, such as consumption of alcohol and drugs of abuse (including marijuana and all legal and illegal drugs of abuse, excluding caffeine and nicotine and drugs taken for legitimate medical reasons), addictive sexual behavior, and any behaviors that cause physical harm which is a danger to sobriety.”