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Partners for Recovery (PFR) recognizes recovery as an ongoing process that starts before sustained abstinence is achieved. While the recovery process typically involves common benchmarks, each individual's path is unique.

PFR convenes and seeks input from individuals in the addiction treatment field and recovery support providers to define recovery, refine outcome measures, and develop and disseminate long-term, community-based recovery resources that increase the likelihood of sustained abstinence from illegal drugs and prevent the abuse of alcohol and the misuse of prescription drugs.

On September 28 - 29, 2005, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) convened the National Summit on Recovery to:

  • Develop new ideas to transform policy, services and systems toward a recovery-oriented paradigm.
  • Articulate guiding principles and measures of recovery.
  • Generate ideas for advancing recovery-oriented systems of care in various settings and systems and for specific populations.

Please see our National Summit on Recovery page for more information.

For information on Recovery-oriented Systems of Care see the PFR's dedicated page on the subject.

Read about Resources on Recovery.


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