What is Recovery?
Recovery from a substance use disorder is defined as a process of improved physical, psychological, and social well-being and health after having suffered from a substance-related condition.
There are several other ways in which recovery can be defined – some, for example, mention the resolution of a substance use problem, while others specify abstinence.
Fast Facts provides 10 of the most important scientifically-grounded facts about recovery. Expand each fact to learn more about the supporting research.
Pathways to Recovery outlines myriad ways (clinical, non-clinical, and self-management) in which individuals with substance use disorders can engage in a process of recovery-related change.
The Brain in Recovery looks at how the brain changes as individuals enter and progress through addiction recovery, exploring the connections between neurobiological processes and recovery-related behaviors.
Special Topics and Resources presents a bank of important topics and additional resources for those in recovery, families, and individuals wanting to learn more about substance use disorder recovery.