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Office of Recovery

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The Office of Recovery’s role was established to evaluate and initiate policy, programs and services with a recovery focus and ensure the voices of individuals in recovery are represented. The Office will support the growth and expansion of recovery support services across the country.


A national clearinghouse and resource for recovery-oriented care across the mental health, substance use, and co-occurring domains, the Office promotes a recovery-oriented system of care working in partnership with recovery community leaders, tracking progress over time and identifying to resolve barriers to system transformation.

Initial objectives include:

  • Ensure that recovery is a guiding principle in SAMHSA’s policies, programs, and services.
  • Promote the involvement of people with lived experience throughout agency and stakeholder activities.
  • Identify health disparities in high risk and vulnerable populations and ensure equity for recovery support.
  • Foster relationships with internal and external organizations in the mental health and substance use recovery field.
  • Promote training and public education opportunities on recovery.
  • Explore opportunities to partner with the philanthropic and private sectors to support innovative programming to address disparities and advance recovery transformation.
  • Support implementation of any dedicated recovery resources to states for recovery support services.

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Last Updated: 03/08/2022