Recovery Initiative

Recovery is the overarching theme that guides everything we do at DMHAS.  During the past several years the Department has striven to build a recovery-oriented system of care.  The Recovery Initiative is helping to build consensus among stakeholders and momentum for change while focusing our efforts on several key ideas: 

1)  Empowerment – The Initiative is based on empowering people in recovery at all levels within the system and offering hope that they can lead self-determined and fulfilling lives, directed toward achieving their highest potential.

2)  Individualized and Person-Centered – The Initiative focuses on providing culturally competent and individualized care and supports chosen by the person in recovery to meet his/her unique needs.

3)  Built on Cornerstones – It builds on work that has been occurring in the behavioral health community over the past several decades, but also expands that work into new and exciting areas (e.g., use of peer supports).

4)  Systematic Emphasis – Using recovery-oriented standards, practice guidelines, performance monitoring and contracting language, it systematizes how we conceptualize, implement and operate services and supports.

5)  Quality and Outcome-Oriented – It emphasizes outcomes and incorporates the best available practices from scientific literature and from the informative experiences of people in recovery.

  Policy Statements on Recovery                        

  Education & Training Opportunities                   

Reports and Position Papers                            

Recovery Presentations and Information           

  Resources for Recovery                                        

  Related Links                                                       

  Newsletter and Commissioner's Messages           

  Advisory Structure                                              

The Recovery Initiative involves the participation of many volunteers and stakeholders. Here are descriptions of these groups:

  Suggest for Other Links                                  

If you have ideas about: 1) recovery-related links that we should add to our website, or 2) organizations that should add a DMHAS link to their website, please submit an e-mail to: Related

NOTE:  Please indicate "Related Links" in the subject line of the e-mail.

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