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Get recovery support for overcoming substance misuse and addiction

StartYourRecovery.org offers people a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey.

StartYourRecovery.org provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues — and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. We know that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances, and we aim to break through the clutter to help people at any stage of recovery.

StartYourRecovery.org encourages people to find the support they need, or to help their loved ones encourage and support help-seeking. We hope this website is an easy way to learn about substance use and addiction and to determine your next step, whether it’s having a conversation, learning more, or seeking professional help.

While we cannot diagnose or treat substance use and mental health conditions, we can say with confidence: Help is available, and treatment works.

Rehab

Rehab

“Rehab” describes supervised programs designed to help people stop using alcohol or drugs and to provide the tools they need to live a healthy life. Rehab can be either in-patient or out-patient. Learn About Rehab

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups provide camaraderie and a sense of empowerment from people who have faced similar challenges and circumstances. Learn About Support Groups

Counseling

Counseling

Counseling provides guidance from a licensed professional for reducing alcohol or drug use and staying sober, and it’s a critical part of medication-assisted treatment. Learn About Counseling

Need Help?

For emergencies, including suspected overdose, call 911.

For confidential free help, from public health agencies, to find substance use treatment and information, call 1-800-662-4357.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.. If you're a Veteran, press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.

If you or someone you know is using opioids, you should carry naloxone, a medication that can safely reverse the toxic effects of an overdose. Learn more.

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