Vision, Mission and Values

GRN Vision Statement

The transformative power of recovery is recognized, promoted, celebrated, and delivered without barriers, limitations, or stigma. 

GRN Mission Statement

The Global Recovery Network provides a platform for members to build and reinforce recovery capital through the pursuit of lifelong learning, to forge and maintain connections to support each other, and to advance the understanding and practice of recovery throughout the world. 

GRN Values Statement

The value of recovery is evident and undeniable – recovery empowers individuals to reach their full potential through connectedness, hope, and purpose, and has a long-term positive effect on families and communities. 

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GRN Guiding Values  

  • Dedication to promoting evidence-based approaches to recovery that are grounded in science and peer-reviewed scientific research. 

  • Belief that recovery is possible through mutual sharing, understanding, respect, connection, integrity, and appreciation of diversity. 

  • Conviction that community recovery is possible through a respect for the needs of all individuals who are seeking and in recovery, including the needs of youth, gender-specific populations, and persons with mental health disorders and/or disabilities. 

  • An understanding that recovery includes many changes beyond the physical person, including changes in attitudes, beliefs, and values. 

  • The practice of mutual respect for the diversity of cultures and multitude of ways in which recovery can be expressed. 

  • Recognition that recovery is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence, improved health, wellness, and quality of life. 

  • An understanding that improved outcomes for health, wellness, resilience, and recovery can be achieved through coordinated systems, support services, and involvement of families and communities.  

GRN supports NADAAC recovery-oriented principles of counseling 

  • Recovery emerges from hope 
  • Recovery is person-driven 
  • Recovery occurs via many pathways 
  • Recovery is holistic 
  • Recovery is supported by peers and allies 
  • Recovery is supported through relationship and social networks 
  • Recovery is culturally based and influenced 
  • Recovery is supported by addressing trauma 
  • Recovery involves individual, family and community strengths and responsibilities 
  • Recovery is based on respect