Excerpted from mentalhelp.net
Per the article, the most common approach to recovery is natural recovery. Citing a report from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the article defines natural recovery as recovery that occurs without treatment or support groups (NIAAA, 2012). When people recognize the cost of their addiction exceeds the benefits and correct this, they become the “heroes” of addiction recovery. The articles notes that we don’t hear about these folks too often. Specifically, it proposes that there four key ingredients in any successful recovery process. These are 1) humility, 2) motivation, 3) sustained effort and 4) the restoration of meaning and purpose. These are discussed in detail in the article.