Recovery is a process that over time helps a person with a mental health or substance use disorder find a path to living a meaningful life. It helps people make lifestyle, attitude, and behavior changes so they can reach their goals.
Recovery is used for problems such as substance use disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Medicines and therapy usually are needed for successful recovery.
Current as of: September 23, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health
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