Recovery: Mental Health, Substance Use

Behavioral health is essential to overall health

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 using alcohol and drugs in unhealthy ways. 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.

To learn about mental health and substance use recovery supports in your community, call 211. 

Statewide recovery residences registry

Recovery residences are home-like, residential environments that promote healthy recovery from a substance use disorder and support people recovering from a substance use disorder through the use of peer recovery support.

View the Wisconsin Recovery Residence Registry (PDF).

Agencies interested in being listed on the Wisconsin Recovery Residence Registry must submit an application. Learn more about the recovery residence approval process.

To file a complaint against a recovery residence listed on the Wisconsin Recovery Residence Registry, contact the Division of Quality of Assurance.

Last Revised: July 2, 2021