Recovery support

Recovery is defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as "a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential." 

People can and do recover from addiction and mental health disorders.

In addition to traditional treatments, many individuals and families increase their recovery by reading, using self-help tools, and joining peer support groups and organizations. The following organizations and resources may be helpful to you in learning about recovery and recovery tools.

Understanding addiction

Stories of recovery

Housing resources

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

You can call the Washington Recovery Help Line 24/7 for emotional support and free, confidential referrals to treatment and recovery resources for substance use, mental health and problem gambling.

You can also contact the following organizations:


For recovery and peer support

For employment and housing