This month, September 2017, is National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This year will mark the 23rd National Recovery Month.


Every year in September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month as a celebration of recovery as well as to aid in increasing awareness and understanding, as well as to break the stigma of addiction and mental health. Each year Recovery Month has a theme and the theme for September 2017’s National Recovery Month is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities.”


According to SAMHSA, every September for National Recovery Month thousands of prevention, treatment and recovery programs and services nationwide celebrate their successes and share the stories of those people in recovery in an effort to educate communities nationwide about recovery, the process of recovery, what recovery looks like and that recovery is possible. There are millions of Americans that suffer from Substance Use Disorder and mental illness but there are also millions of Americans living in recovery. It is important that these stories are shared so individuals and families can find hope and healing. It is the mission of National Recovery Month to promote the important message that prevention works, treatment is effective and people do recover.


For more information on SAMHSA and National Recovery Month, visit the following web site:


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