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Yes, recovery does happen!  

What many Iowans, as well as millions across the country, have discovered, is that behavioral health is essential to overall health and the quality of life. Recovery shows that treatment is effective and people do recover.  

Whether struggling with an alcohol, drug, gambling, or mental health concern, know that help is available and recovery is possible!

Today, when Iowans with mental and/or substance use disorders or related problems seek help, they are met with the knowledge and belief that anyone can recover and manage their conditions successfully.

The value of recovery and recovery-oriented behavioral health systems is widely accepted by states, communities, health care providers, peers, families, researchers, and advocates.

 Recovery Stories

Read stories and submit your own story to inspire and help others.


 Recovery News and Information

Find news articles and information on supporting your recovery. 


 Looking for Peer Support?

National, local and online mutual support groups are available.


Want to find help on your own?

Your Life Iowa is always here to help you find resources near you. However, we understand that sometimes you’d like to look for help on your own. Our map will let you do just that.

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Recovery Month

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors a national Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and celebrate the people who recover. 


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