At Alliance we know that people CAN and DO recover from mental illness and substance abuse.

Recovery is defined by individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are productive and active members of society.

It is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Supporting and encouraging these individuals as they embark upon their personal journeys is a vital part of what we do at Alliance.

  • Recovery emerges from hope and occurs via many pathways.
    It is holistic and person-driven.

  • Recovery is supported by peers and allies.
    It is strengthened through relationship and social networks.

  • Recovery is culturally-based and influenced.
    It is supported by addressing trauma.

  • Recovery involves individual, family and community strengths and responsibilities.
    It is based on respect.

The following websites can help you to understand more about what the concept of recovery means:

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
NC Department of Health and Human Services
National Empowerment Center
Faces and Voice of Recovery

To access print materials (limited availability) or to schedule a member of your local Alliance Community and Member Engagement Team to speak to your group about recovery, self-determination and stigma, use the appropriate contact information below:

Durham County – [email protected]
Wake County – [email protected]
Cumberland County – [email protected]
Johnston County – [email protected]