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 may include clinical treatment, medications, faith-based approaches, peer support, family support, self-care, and other approaches.

Recovery & Recovery Support
The belief that people can overcome their substance abuse challenges is the foundation of recovery. Recovery addresses the whole person and their community and is supported by peers, friends, and family members

National Recovery Month
Every September, the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who are recovering.

Recovery: Counselor Resources
Recovery is a process through which people improve their health and wellness and strive to maintain a life free of substance misuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides healthcare provider videos, toolkits, guides and more.

Recovery: The Many Paths to Wellness
The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews the facts about substance misuse and how to use that information to address the issue. Chapter 5 focuses on Recovery

Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS-TACS)
BRSS TACS helps programs, systems, states, territories, and tribes as they implement effective recovery supports and services for people of all ages and diverse populations with mental illness or substance use disorders.