Alcohol and drug addiction is tough on all individuals involved, but treatment and recovery is possible. In fact, thousands of people who have struggled with an alcohol or drug addiction have recovered and gone on to live healthy, productive lives.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created National Recovery Month to spread the message that mental and behavioral health are essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover from mental and/or substance use disorders. Held in September each year, National Recovery Month particularly praises the progress made by those recovering from such disorders while promoting the individual and societal benefits of mental and substance abuse disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.
This year marks National Recovery Month’s 25th anniversary. In addition to educating the public about recovery and how it works and celebrating happy, healthy individuals in long-term recovery, SAMHSA and thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs across the U.S. will celebrate National Recovery Month’s 25th year by focusing on…
If you or someone you know is currently in recovery, observe National Recovery Month by celebrating the progress you or your loved one has made. If you or someone you know is currently struggling with a mental or substance use disorder, use National Recovery Month as motivation to seek help and treatment.
For more information about National Recovery Month, including events and resources, visit www.recoverymonth.gov.