The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

National Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month
Recovery Month 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.

Join The Voices For Recovery. Together on pathways to wellness.

dot Planning An Event?

dot Recovery: For You or Someone You Know

dot For Community Organizations and Service Providers

dot Recovery in Your Community

dot Youth and Young Adults in Recovery

dot La Comunidad Hispana

Say No Video
SAMHSA's "What Are You
Saying Yes To?" Video

The video "When you say NO to alcohol, what are you saying YES to?" features 5 youths from Maine offering their perspectives on why they choose not to drink alcohol.

2012 Community Event Award
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The Recovery Month 2012 Community Event Award Program

Enter your 2012 event in the Community Event Award Program! Winners will be honored at the 2013 Recovery Month luncheon in September.

Recovery Month Event - Feb. 26
Long Term Effects of Prenatal Substance Exposure

Review outcomes of longitudinal studies of children with prenatal drug exposure, and how it can result in behavior disorders, including early onset adolescent substance use. Feb. 26, 10–11:30 a.m. PST, 1 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Veterans Crisis Line
Veterans Crisis Line
SAMHSA and the VA’s Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Dept. of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. 1-800-273-8255.

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Dr. Clark Welcome Video

  • Behavioral Health is Essential to Health
  • Prevention Works
  • Treatment is Effective
  • People Recover
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SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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