Vermont participants were found to be more productive and had fewer symptoms, better community adjustment, and better global functioning than Maine participants. Also, today a much broader spectrum of drugs that treat psychiatric symptoms is available. Meaning and purpose in life are necessary to recovery. He writes, "the forms and dispositions of mankind correspond with the nature of the country". This lack of enforcement makes the order confusing and stressful, sometimes exacerbating their symptoms. In this program, leaving the hospital was considered a critical life transition. The researchers began the meetings by describing the project and the need to recruit people to serve on a project advisory board and people who would be willing to be interviewed. Volunteers for ComPeer are trained in a medical approach to mental health and so potentially come with some assumptions that may be inaccurate about the people they mentor. The proposal, titled Moving Ahead, was accepted in May In order for the person to be independent, self-sufficient, and reinstated in the community, there must be active participation by both the person and the community in the rehabilitation program. They offered differing perspectives and were essential to the research process. Roughly one half of the Maine participants were rated as having good functioning. The order is then given to the person or sent to the person by mail. Their findings contain allegations that VSH is violating the federal statutory and constitutional rights of patients. In the past, when these people received court orders, the orders dictated that they be institutionalized for long periods of time, often the rest of their lives, in facilities where they received minimal treatment and support. At least two of the people on this board were people who have had mental health difficulties and have been users of the mental health system.