Recovery - Mental Health, Substance Use

Behavioral Health is Essential to Overall Health

Audience enjoys presentationWith the right services and supports, individuals living with mental health and substance use concerns, can and do get better. This is true for tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents whose lives have been transformed through recovery. They’re managing their symptoms. They’re no longer addicted to alcohol and drugs. They have reconnected with family and friends. They have built strong, healthy relationships in their communities. They’re gainfully employed and contributing to Wisconsin’s economic well-being. 

Recovery is a Journey

Recovery is an ongoing process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Recovery looks and feels different for everyone, but it is possible for everyone.

What does recovery from mental health and substance use concerns feel like? Check out this fact sheet from Mental Health America. (PDF)

Find Recovery Supports

In life-threatening situations, call 911.

September is Recovery Month

Join the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Wisconsin Voices for Recovery for a celebration recognizing individuals in recovery and the professionals who help individuals achieve wellness.

Rally for Recovery
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Wisconsin State Capitol
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Outside (rain or shine), State Street Side

  • Stories from people in recovery
  • Resources from organizations supporting people in recovery
  • Performances by the Ho-Chunk Nation Drumming Circle and the University of Wisconsin Marching Band


Tools to Measure Recovery

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

Last Revised: May 23, 2018