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2019 Recovery Month 

2019-recovery-month-square-web-banner.jpgNational Recovery Month (Recovery Month), sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live a healthy and rewarding life.

The 2019 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger,” emphasizes the need to share resources and build networks across the country to support recovery. It reminds us that mental and substance use disorders affect us all, and that we are all part of the solution. The observance will highlight inspiring stories to help thousands of people from all walks of life find the path to hope, health, and personal growth.

Recovery Month promotes the message that recovery is possible and encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need. The 2019 Recovery Month will focus on community members, first-responders, the healthcare community, and youth and emerging leaders by highlighting the various resources that support recovery.

SAMHSA creates a Recovery Month toolkit to help individuals and organizations plan events and activities that increase awareness about mental and substance use disorders, treatment and recovery. The kit helps communities reach out and encourage individuals in need of services, and their friends and families, to seek treatment and recovery services.

To find out more about Recovery Month visit https://www.recoverymonth.gov/promote.