Recovery is a process that over time helps a person who has a mental health or substance use issue to find a path to living a meaningful life. It helps people make lifestyle, attitude, and behaviour changes so they can reach their goals.

Recovery is used to help people who have certain health issues such as alcohol or drug use problems, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Medicines and therapy usually are needed for successful recovery.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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