Recovery Defined: A Unified Working Definition and Set of Principles

In August 2010, leaders in the behavioral health field, including people in recovery from mental health and addiction problems and SAMHSA met to explore the development of a common, unified definition of recovery.  Prior to this conversation it was very apparent as to the need of a common definition. In fact, SAMHSA had separate definitions [...]

Consumer-Operated Mental Health Services KIT Available Online

The second of the new SAMHSA toolkits authored by AHP has finally been released. Hard copies of the Consumer-Operated Services KIT and DVD are expected to be available soon. Until they are available in those formats, the SAMHSA web site has all of the booklets in PDF format at

This KIT is a comprehensive resource [...]