What is Recovery?

Word cloud of recovery in a heart shape

The word “Recovery” has many meanings.

Every person can decide the meaning for themselves.

There are no Right or Wrong meanings

YOU determine the words that work for YOU!


For information on Recovery, Recovery Supports and Services visit the Office of Recovery Community Affairs (ORCA)

Recovery for each person begins when they decide to start the journey.

The journey starts when someone says “I want to live."

There are no wrong doors or one right path.

There are multiple doors and pathways.

DMHAS offers many doors and pathways for you to discover for yourself what works best for you.

The Office of Recovery Community Affairs offers information on a variety of initiatives, resources and events, as well as contact information.