After completing drug addiction treatment, someone with an addiction will begin the lifelong process of recovery. Recovery-oriented support systems can be significantly beneficial for people who are healing from substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders

Recovery is a process of change during which people with addiction and mental health conditions can improve their overall wellness, live independently and achieve their goals. The most common factors that support recovery include healthy home life, a sense of purpose and a group of people to lean on for support. 

The support of peers, family and friends is essential for people in addiction recovery. People in recovery can also benefit from continuing psychotherapy, mutual support groups (12-step programs) and peer recovery services.