September is National Recovery Month

Published: September 3, 2020

National Recovery Month 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 healthy and rewarding lives. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those living in recovery.

The observance promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders; celebrates people in recovery; lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers; and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

After 30 years of sponsoring National Recovery Month, SAMHSA is turning the reigns over to the recovery community. This September, Faces & Voices of Recovery, as a stakeholder and active member of this community, will host a new website that will serve as the central location for all recovery events.

If you live in South Alabama, contact MAO Behavioral Health at (800) 510-4704 (Montgomery/River Region & Atmore areas, Option 8; Dothan/Wiregrass area, Option 3) for information and referrals about substance misuse assessments and screening, drug testing, counseling, and ways you can support people in recovery living in your area.