What is Recovery?

Resources are available to assist you on your path to recovery. Enter your address, city or ZIP code to locate treatment centers nearest to you.

PLEASE NOTE: Your personal information and the search criteria you enter into the locator are secure and anonymous. HHS does not collect or maintain any information you provide.

Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. This process may include clinical treatment, medications, faith-based approaches, peer support, family support, self-care, and other methods.

Recovery & Recovery Support
Learn about the process of recovery and how support systems help people in recovery.

Decisions in Recovery: Interactive Tools
Make positive choices for your health and wellness during recovery.

Recovery: The Many Paths to Wellness
Read the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health (Chapter 5 focuses on Recovery).

National Recovery Month (September)
Raise awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who are recovering.