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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
on the road to (something)
Following a course of action that results in a particular outcome. They'll be on the road to financial ruin if they keep up such extravagant spending. Now that my father has switched doctors, he's finally on the road to recovery.
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on the road to recovery
Cliché recovering; getting better; improving. It's been two weeks since her surgery, and she is on the road to recovery.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
on the ˌroad to reˈcovery, ˈstardom, etc.on the way to achieving something desirable: The operation was a success and the patient is now well on the road to recovery. ♢ After many years struggling to get their company started, they are now firmly on the road to success.
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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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