Health is a life area in recovery that focuses on overcoming and managing challenges related to one's overall well-being. Challenges can include stress, mental health disorders, medical conditions and substance use. This area emphasizes the importance of making informed choices that support physical and emotional health (samhsa.gov/recovery).
Tips for Recovery Through Health:
Encourage clients to educate themselves about their condition. Learning about their health issue can help them understand what is happening and how treatment can help.
Model a hopeful attitude. An optimistic attitude has a positive impact on health and is vital to the resilience and recovery process.
Overcoming obstacles created by health challenges leads to resiliency. Consider what has worked for clients in overcoming previous health challenges. What resources were used?