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The mission of Recovery Allies of West Michigan (RAWM) is to promote multiple pathways to recovery in our community through support, community education and training.  We are a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) and one of about 100 RCOs currently in the U.S.

We define recovery as a process by which an individual with a substance use disorder recovers self-esteem, self-worth, pride and meaning.  This is done through developing an increasing ability to maintain stabilization of the disorder and to maximize the individual’s functioning in daily living.  Recovery is not achieved through one standard process, but instead by gaining an understanding of the needs of the individual, their family and the recovery community.

Recovery Allies embraces multiple pathways to recovery.  

The above stories of Douglas, Marvin and Sarah are examples of multiple pathways success. 

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