Priscilla talked about the beginning, and its changes in Michigan.
Page 3 talks about stages in recovery. Change is a process: before you contemplate, contemplating recovery, planning recovery, active involvement, setbacks, and maintenance of recovery.
Moving along this process is dramatically accelerated .if the first time a person seeks services, they are met and introduced to a person who is in recovery, and can tell the person that recovery works. Many people never hear meaningful information about the possibility of recovery. This hope is especially important when the person is coming into the system through an Access Center.
Setbacks result in the disintegration of built infrastructure, requiring their rebuilding and additional support.
End of Part 3
Norman DeLisle, MDRC
"With Liberty and Access for All!"
MDRC Website: http://www.copower.org/
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