The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has developed a definition of recovery.

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way;

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; and

Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.


New! Multnomah Mental Health Member Newsletter (920.55 KB)

Multnomah Mental Health Member Newsletter (920.55 KB) Health Share / Multnomah Mental Health member handbook (1.88 MB)


Keeping up with Health System Transformation

Multnomah County is working to improve how your health care is delivered. The goal is better care coordination between types of providers, including physical health and mental health or addiction. To learn more visit the Multnomah County Beyond Transformation web page.