The dictionary defines recovery as returning to a former healthy state. The nature of the word implies going back to a previous time of health, not just sobriety. Many people who find themselves in active recovery from a substance or behavior that was destructive, may have no memory of a time of healthy living. Some people in recovery are returning to a former healthy state and some are learning for the first time how to live a healthy, whole, and active life. Nevertheless, recovery is a lifelong process of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in your mind, body and spirit.
Active recovery means to be active in the process or activities that help one return, find, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This can look different for each person. There are many options available:
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