"I found support and solution at The PIER. When I enrolled I had nothing and had zero self esteem. With one on one peer support I was able to find employment, get an apartment, and get my kids back. Recovery has become my life. Every decision I make today today involves if it supports my recovery or not. I'm still in recovery. I didn't leave before the miracle happened."
A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
The belief that recovery is real provides the essential and motivating message of a better future—that people can and do overcome the internal and external challenges, barriers, and obstacles that confront them.
Self-determination and self-direction are the foundations for recovery as individuals define their own life goals and design their unique path(s) towards those goals. Individuals optimize their autonomy and independence to the greatest extent possible by leading, controlling, and exercising choice over the services and supports that assist their recovery and resilience
Recovery is non-linear, characterized by continual growth and improved functioning that may involve setbacks. Because setbacks are a natural, though not inevitable, part of the recovery process, it is essential to foster resilience for all individuals and families. Abstinence from the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and non-prescribed medications is the goal for those with addictions.