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Office of Recovery Transformation

Director: Mark Baker

DBHDD’s Office of Recovery Transformation supports efforts to create a recovery-oriented system of care that fully integrates the principles, practices, and values that allow the people we serve to live lives of recovery and independence in the community. This model signifies a shift from crisis-driven services to a prevention-focused, strength-based continuum of care that provides sustained support and is based on the strengths, the wellness, and hopes of the person in recovery.

Recovery accepts that the conditions with which a person lives, be it severe and persistent mental illness, substance use, or co-occurring disorders, are long-term situations that a person will be managing for life. The principles, practices, and values of recovery must be claimed and owned across DBHDD's service-delivery system and by community providers. The Office of Recovery Transformation guide and facilitates recovery efforts around a three-fold strategic framework:

  1. Conceptual alignment: what we believe and think about recovery
  2. Practice alignment: how we use language to promote recovery; how we enact recovery practices
  3. Contextual alignment: policies, protocols, contracts, and funding that support recovery.

The Office of Recovery Transformation serves as a resource for DBHDD and our partners in the community as we undertake this strategic transformation to a recovery-oriented system of care. 


ORT Statement of Purpose

Georgia’s Recovery Definition

Georgia’s Recovery Guiding Principles & Values

The Power of Peers: A New Recovery Model (video)

RESPECT Institute