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in recovery

1. In the process of receiving treatment for a serious issue in one's life, such as psychological trauma or addiction. A: "She's been in recovery for 10 years already." B: "Wow. It's hard to believe she was ever addicted to heroin." Rich is in recovery for PTSD from his time in Vietnam.
2. In the "recovery room," a space in a hospital or medical office where patients regain consciousness after being anesthetized, as for a surgical procedure. Anna's surgery went very well. She's in recovery now, if you want to come see her.
See also: recovery
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in recovery

In the process of participating in a group or program providing treatment and support for a longstanding psychological or behavioral problem, such as abuse, addiction, grief, or trauma.
See also: recovery
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