“I am not defined by my relapses, but by my decision to remain in recovery despite them.”

“I know you feel like giving up, but you are not going to. If you can survive addiction, you can survive recovery.”

Recovery is possible and happening right here in the North Country. The path to recovery is different for everyone. At its simplest, recovery is taking control of your health and wellness in order to reach your fullest potential. But staying in recovery isn’t always easy, in fact 40-60% of people recovering from Substance Use Disorder relapse at some point. The more resources and support someone has, the better the chance that when obstacles come up, they will be able to handle them successfully.

Family and friends want to be helpful but are often unsure how. Click to learn more.

There are many paths to recovery and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s important to remember that recovery is more than just giving up drugs and alcohol; it’s about making the life-long changes that are necessary for complete well-being. Click here to learn more about pathways to recovery.

Relapse is considered a normal part of addiction recovery. It should be viewed as a stepping-stone on the recovery path and not as the end of the road. Click here to find suggestions on reducing the risk of relapse.

A dually trained Community Health Worker/Recovery Coach (CHW/RC) supports an individual’s recovery by helping them overcome the obstacles that may contribute to relapse. Click here for more information about this free service through the North Country Health Consortium’s Wellness And Recovery Model (WARM) Program.

Peer supports are designed and delivered by people who have the personal experience of having a Substance Use Disorder and being in recovery. Click here to find out how peer recovery supports can help you or someone you love.


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