Recovery refers to the process in which people are able to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities. For some individuals, recovery is the ability to live a fulfilling and productive life. For others, recovery implies the reduction or complete remission of symptoms.
The following are SAMSHA’s Eight Dimensions of Wellness — mental, emotional, physical, occupational, intellectual, and spiritual. Overall wellness can affect an individual’s overall quality of life, and ultimately their ability to stay in recovery. As you look at these eight dimensions of wellness, you will notice at least three of them; Financial, Occupational, and Social, are directly and positively impacted when a person is employed, and a fourth, Emotional, can be directly and positively impacted through a person’s job in regards to relationship building.