What is Recovery Enhanced Medicine?

Recovery is …

the journey away from that which is painful, harmful or health-reducing 

towards hope, healing and a lifestyle of wellness.


Recovery Enhanced Medicine is an evidence-based medical approach that utilizes progressive medical and behavioral health treatments and technologies combined with established wisdom tradition practices to help an individual manage chronic medical conditions such as chronic pain or opioid/substance use disorders.

Recovery is:

  • Engagement in a process of reducing pain and suffering by enhancing wellness.
  • It is measured by an improved quality of life and functioning towards meeting personal goals.
  • It is achieved by an ongoing, structured, supportive approach of thinking and behavioral change.
  • It is acheived by an approach that is structured but also individualized.

Principals of Recovery Enhanced Medicine to relieve the suffering in chronic pain and opioid/substance use disorders:

  • Recovery involves ongoing support and assistance to change behaviors that reduce health.
  • Recovery involves a recognition of the value of personal change and transformation.
  • Recovery exists on a continual journey of improving health and wellness.
  • Recovery is supported by peers and allies.
  • Recovery emerges from hope and gratitude.
  • Recovery involves a safe and honest redefinition of ones health conditions and self.
  • Recovery involves a safe addressing of loss and transcending shame and stigma.
  • Recovery involves (re)joining and (re)building a life in ones community.
  • Recovery is self-directed and other-guided.
  • Recovery is a reality. It can, will, and does happen.



You deserve recovery.