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Recovery Happens Here

What is recovery?

According to SAMHSA, “recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.”


Having hope that recovery is possible is the foundation of recovery. There is no “right” path to recovery; it is different for everyone. Methods include, but are not limited to, medication, peer and/or family support, faith-based programs, wilderness programs, and self-care.

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

Recovery does not mean cured.

Recovery is a life-long process. Since setbacks are a natural part of life, building resilience is key. Learning coping skills to manage challenging times is critical to maintaining recovery. 


The four major dimensions
of recovery.


Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms, and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.



Having a stable and safe place to live.


Conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school volunteerism, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.



Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Language matters!

A person with a substance use disorder and/or mental health condition should not be defined by that condition. They are a person first and choosing to use language that is supportive helps reduce stigma and the negative associations that go with addiction and mental health conditions.  

Try this
Instead of this

Depressed, schizophrenic, bipolar

Person living with a mental health challenge 


Person with a substance use disorder


Person with an alcohol use disorder


Person in recovery

Crazy, insane, psycho, disturbed

Person living with a mental health challenge/trauma

Mentally Ill

Person living with a mental health challenge, or use the name of the diagnosis if the person prefers that language

Stories of Recovery

Helen Lange
Kim Anderson
Dan McDill
Melissa Quinn

About Us

Recovery Happens Here CT

Our Services

Your Journey to Recovery Begins Here Today


Expert Staff

Our staff is made up of experienced and compassionate professionals dedicated to helping you on your journey to recovery.

Our Benefits


Supportive Community

Our community of peers and staff is here to offer support and encouragement every step of the way.


Customized Treatment

We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and goals.


“Recovery Happens Here CT helped me turn my life around. The staff and community were there for me every step of the way.”

John Doe

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