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Visions Journal

Visions—Blips and Dips in the Recovery Journey

PDF | EPUB | Vol. 15, No. 2 (2019)

Recovery is word that doesn’t feel appropriate to some people, perhaps because it sounds like trying to retrieve something that is lost or going back instead of going forward. When we’ve made the decision to seek and accept help and/or make changes, it can feel like we should be “done.” But life happens and symptoms or behaviours can return. Just like recovery is expected, dips are expected. Whether we call those early warning signs, relapses, setbacks or blips, it’s clear there is no one simple path between sickness and health, even assuming that binary exists. Acceptance that we can’t do everything on our own is also central to wellness. This edition of Visions looks at ways to consider and experience dips and detours in our well-being from personal, professional and programmatic perspectives.

Background

Experiences and Perspectives

Alternatives and Approaches

Resources

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