Addiction recovery is a process that takes daily commitment. What those in early recovery need most of all are everyday opportunities that also support them in their recovery endeavors. When communities invest in recovery support, they demonstrate a belief that success in recovery matters. This brief explores the effects of community support on individuals in recovery. By providing necessities such as employment, housing, community spaces, and educational or vocational opportunities, communities can help create productive citizens who give back to the people and places that have invested in their recovery.
Substance Use Recovery, Recovery Community, Mental Health
Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
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The author would like to thank the staff at the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, along with Dr. Shannon Monnat for their contributions, edits, and promotion of this article.
Brown, Austin, "How Can Communities Support Addiction Recovery?" (2021). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 138.
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