The Social Model and The Physical Environment

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In the Social Model of Recovery, recovery is enhanced by a belief in a person’s sense of hope for a better future, and an ability to assist in and control the recovery process. Recovery is supported by a community of peers willing to share their experiences and to assist the individual on the journey to recovery, essentially becoming part of a functional family.

While the primary aspects of the social model depend on the interaction between residents, the physical environment can certainly contribute to this model or detract from it.


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