NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness of behavioral health conditions. This observance promotes the knowledge that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover from mental and substance use disorders.
RECOVERY MONTH THEME
The 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contribute to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders. Mental and substance use disorders affect millions of Americans. Supporting recovery strengthens our families and our communities, encourages public awareness, and helps people begin their recovery journeys. Celebrate National Recovery Month and spread the messages that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.
In 2016, there were 20.1 million people, age 12 or older, who suffered from substance use disorder. For Recovery Month, SAMSHA provides a list of national and local resources, including toll-free numbers that can connect you, or someone you love, to prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.
FIND A local event
Recovery Month is the perfect time to get involved with local organization to celebrate and support those in recovery.
In September, Recovree will be attending the following events to celebrate those in recovery. Come join us!