Recovery - Consumer Resources

By seeking help, individuals who experience mental health and substance use disorders can embark on a new path toward improve overall wellness.  Individuals who embrace recovery achieve improved mental and physical health, as well as form stronger relationships with their neighbors, family members, and peers.

Mental Health

Substance Use

  • Addiction Recovery Guide - Information to assist individuals struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism find the help that best suits their needs
  • Addiction Resource - A collection of resources to help individuals overcome addiction
  • Alcoholics Anonymous - Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem
  • Association of Recovery Schools - Information on the recovery high school movement
  • Celebrate Recovery - A Christ-centered recovery program
  • Faces and Voices of Recovery - An organization that offers resources on recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs
  • Gamblers Anonymous - Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her gambling problem
  • Healthy Living, Substance Abuse - Information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Heroes in Recovery - A celebration of heroic efforts of those who seek the addiction help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated, including stories from individuals in recovery
  • Make The Connection - Resources for veterans
  • Narcotics Anonymous (Wisconsin) - A group of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean
  • Oxford House - A network of democratically run, self-supporting, and drug free homes
  • Peer Run Respites - These places offer a supportive, home-like environment during times of increased stress or symptoms
  • Psychology Today's Therapy Directory - Find detailed professional listings for psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, group therapy, and treatment centers
  • Racing for Recovery - This organization aims to prevent all forms of substance abuse by promoting a lifestyle of fitness and health for all those affected by addiction
  • Recovery Campus Magazine - Information for young adults seeking to continue their recovery and complete their education
  • SMART Recovery - An organization that provides assistance to individuals seeking abstinence from addictive behaviors
  • Sober Nation - Information on recovery and addiction treatment centers
  • Transforming Youth Recovery - An organization that supports educators, parents, and community members in helping students in recovery thrive in the fullness of everyday life
  • Wisconsin Association of 12 Step Clubs - This organization promotes the interests and effectiveness of 12 Step Clubs in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Voices for Recovery - This is a statewide group advocating for people in recovery
  • Young People in Recovery - This organization supports young people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable employment, secure stable housing, and explore continuing education
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Tools to Measure Mental Health, Substance Use Recovery

Use these tools to gauge the quality of your recovery and to gain perspective on your recovery.

Wisconsin Recovery Implementation Task Force

The Recovery Implementation Task Force (RITF) is an advisory board to the Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS). The role of the RITF is to ensure Wisconsin's mental health and substance use disorder services promote recovery, hope, dignity, and empowerment throughout the lifespan. Members include individuals with lived experience of a mental illness and/or substance use disorder and advocates for individuals with these concerns.

Last Revised: April 30, 2018