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Wellness In Recovery (WIN-R)

Decades of research and experience has shown that recovery is possible through individual, family, and community support. Wellness in Recovery (WIN-R) is committed to bringing people in recovery, families, and peer support providers the education, resources, tools and opportunities to enhance wellness in the 8 dimensions. We are committed to creating intentional communities for people in recovery, families and peer support providers so they can access self-care resources, tools, and information to empower one another to create a wellness lifestyle.

The 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Wellness is a conscious, deliberate process that requires being aware of and making choices for a more satisfying lifestyle.


Take the Wellness Inventory Quiz

This revised Wellness Inventory will help you think about what you are doing now in terms of your wellness habits. This inventory gives you a way of thinking about what you are doing and how you are feeling. When you read each item, think about the things you are doing now for your personal wellness. Answer each item in a way that best captures how often the statement is true for you. There are no right or wrong answers.

This inventory will give you a chance to look at your typical day and week. It may help you think about what you might want to strengthen or improve in your life.

December Spotlight: Focus on WELLNESS HABITS

The holiday may bring about triggers for all. The year 2020 has been an extremely challenging given the series of traumatic events so many communities have and are experiencing. What a better time than ever to focus on wellness habits as we approach the holiday and changes in weather and routines during the winter.


Many people find winter to be a challenging time: the days get shorter, less sunlight, the weather gets colder, and the holidays can create stress. We are coming to the end of the year, but it looks likely that the additional difficulties of the 2020 pandemic will be with us for some time to come. This will continue to limit in-person connections and disrupt holiday traditions and routines. If ever we needed to plan for our winter wellness, this is the year!

The Wellness Institute has created an updated version of our Winter Wellness Planner for 2020-2021. In it, you will find several activities to think through how best to support your social, emotional, and physical wellness.

People in Recovery

Recovery from alcohol and drug problems as well as a mental health condition is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life.



Recovery requires family support. Family members of individuals dealing with substance misuse can be an important source of support to spark recovery.


Peer Support Providers

Peer support is the process of offering assistance to achieve long-term recovery.