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What is Recovery?

The US Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery from mental health disorders and/or substance abuse disorders as the following:

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

In the video below, Dr. Sultan Simms, Medical Director for the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, promotes acceptance of mental health and substance abuse treatment, which is vital for recovery.


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