Guidelines for Effective Recovery
Narconon Program Aligns with Guidelines Published by the World Health Organization and SAMHSA
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have set guidelines that help a family understand and navigate the recovery process for a loved one.
Both organizations have studied the types of changes a person must make when recovering not only from addiction but from any kind of disabling change in life. By publishing the results of their research, these organizations provide families with a greater understanding of the process of rehabilitation and thereby guide their search for the ideal rehab program.
To give families or individuals a greater understanding of how these life skills can be developed and the role they play in a person’s lasting recovery, each of these skills is covered in greater depth in the articles listed below.
- Coping with Disappointment
- Coping with Emotions
- Coping with stress
- Creative thinking
- Critical thinking
- Dealing with Authority
- Dealing with Conflict
- Decision making
- Interpersonal skills, making and keeping friends
- Learning to Listen
- Physical Health
- Planning Ahead
- Resisting Pressure
- Social Skills
Health: This includes abstaining from the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well being.
Home: A stable and safe place to live
Purpose: Meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society
Community: Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
- The WHO report can be found here: http://www.who.int/mental_health/media/en/30.pdf
- The SAMHSA parameters can be found here: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//PEP12-RECDEF/PEP12-RECDEF.pdf