By Arthur H. Woodard

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery is defined as:

A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential 

I describe Recovery as a process of turning my life over to care.

How do live or support a Process?

How do we live or support a Process of Recovery?

"Components of a Process.

Events: Events are the conditions that must exist for the Process to be Performed…Each Process starts and ends with an Event.

Tasks: A Task is the smallest unit into which the ACTivity can be broken down."

What are the events that support or fuel a Process of Recovery?

What are the Tasks to be Performed in living or supporting a Process of Recovery?

The SAMHSA Consensus Conference in 2005 defined Recovery as "a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person to live a meaningful life in a community of their choice while striving to achieve their potential."

The 10 Fundamental Components of Recovery include the following principles, events, tasks and ACTivities to be practiced and performed,