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

Recovery is used for problems such as substance use disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Medicines and therapy usually are needed for successful recovery.




The Health Encyclopedia contains general health information. Not all treatments or services described are covered benefits for Kaiser Permanente members or offered as services by Kaiser Permanente. For a list of covered benefits, please refer to your Evidence of Coverage or Summary Plan Description. For recommended treatments, please consult with your health care provider.