Recovery - Mental Health, Substance Use

Behavioral health is essential to overall health

Audience enjoys presentationIndividuals 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've 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.

Find recovery supports

Call 211 or 833-944-4673.

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 14, 2019
Wisconsin State Capitol
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Outside, State Street Side

  • Hear stories from people in recovery
  • Visit with organizations supporting people in recovery
  • See performances by the Ho-Chunk Nation Drumming Circle and the University of Wisconsin Marching Band

This year's featured speakers include:

  • Ryan Hampton, a nationally recognized activist and author of "American Fix."
  • Lee Turner, a professional touring musician.
  • Montee Ball, former running back for the Wisconsin Badgers and Denver Broncos.


Tools to measure recovery

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


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Last Revised: July 8, 2019