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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.

September is National Recovery Month

Celebrate 31 years of National Recovery Month.

National Recovery Month is held every September with the goal of showing Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can  help those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. Find events.

Want to participate in a virtual, recovery event for National Recovery Month?

Find a recovery event

Four major dimensions that support recovery

  • Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.
  • Home—having a stable and safe place to live.
  • Purpose—conducting meaningful daily activities and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
  • Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

Understanding substance use disorders

Stories of recovery

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.

Connecting with recovery in community 

The following organizations and resources may be helpful to you in learning about recovery and recovery tools:

Mutual support groups are groups of individuals with similar life experiences, supporting each other during the recovery process.

Employment and housing resources

Tools and information

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 housing assistance
Email: Housing_Assistance@hca.wa.gov

For employment assistance
Email: Employment_Assistance@hca.wa.gov