Recovery refers to the process in which people are ABLE to LIVE, WORK, LEARN and PARTICPATE FULLY in their communities.

FOR SOME individuals RECOVERY is the ABILITY to LIVE a FULFILLING and PRODUCTIVE LIFE despite a disability.

FOR OTHERS, RECOVERY implies the REDUCTION or COMPLETE REMISSION of SYMPTOMS.

SCIENCE has shown that HAVING HOPE plays an INTEGRAL ROLE in an individual's RECOVERY.

President's New Freedom Commission, 2003