The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

National Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month 2013

Get Involved

Event Photo
Join Us!
The Recovery Month campaign promotes the societal benefits of prevention and treatment 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.

Read Recovery Month Spanish Content
Select the "En Español" link and all the content that is available in Spanish will appear in Spanish on the website, including the navigation buttons. Some of the content available in Spanish includes information about Community Events, and How to Get Involved. As content is developed for the English site, Spanish content will also be created. The Spanish version of the 2012 Toolkit is created at the same time as the English version.
Find, Attend or Post an Event, or Get Event Resources
Find and Attend an Event
Use search criteria, such as zip code, state, dates, or event title to find an event.

Sponsor an Event
Access tools, tips and information on how to sponsor and hold an event. Events are an effective way to raise awareness, garner support, expand your donor base, and increase visibility for your organization.

Post an Event
Enter and post information on an event so people can easily find and participate in your event. Post photos, logos, and flyers to event listings to further convey the spirit and flavor of an event.
Add our Widgets
to Your Website
Events Widget
Embed the Recovery Month events widget on your website. This interactive tool can display a selected event and also allows users to search for another event on the Recovery Month website. It is a visual way to link an event on Recovery Month.

Inspirational Quotes Widget
The Recovery Month inspirational quote widget allows users to view a new inspirational quote each day and share the quote with others. Add the widget to your website or blog to help inspire others, provide support, and promote awareness of Recovery Month.

Send an E-Card
to Someone in Recovery
e-card sample Thank or congratulate someone on their recovery, or just tell them you're thinking of them by sending a Recovery Month E-Card! The cards also help to raise awareness about Recovery Month.
Recovery Month
Social Media

Like Recovery Month on Facebook, join the recovery conversation, receive pertinent information, and link to new resources.

Stay informed with the latest Tweets from Recovery Month.

Watch Program Trailers, PSAs, and other video content on Recovery Month's YouTube Channel
Use Banners, Logos, and Flyers in Your Promotions
banner sample Help get the word out and show your support for Recovery Month by putting a Recovery Month banner or logo on your website, event materials, or t-shirts. Download the flyers and get them printed to use at your event or in your campaign.

Enter the Community Event Award Contest
Enter your event in the Recovery Month community event contest. New in 2010, SAMHSA is pleased to acknowledge the efforts of those who planned and organized events for Recovery Month with a Community Event Award. Event Planners can check a box to receive information for award consideration when they submit their event.
Issue a Proclamation for Your Town or Community
North Slope Borough, AK Proclamation Encourage your local government officials to sign an official proclamation designating September as National Recovery Month (Recovery Month).

Read/Subscribe to Newsletters
Road to Recovery Update
Learn about upcoming Programs, get the latest resources available for planning Recovery Month events, and more.

New Media Newsletter
Get updates on trends in new media and how to successfully apply them to your organization's or personal efforts online.

Receive updates and information on SAMHSA’s campaigns and initiatives, grants, data on drug and alcohol abuse, treatment updates, and new publications.

Planning An Event?

Recovery: For You or Someone You Know

For Community Organizations and Service Providers

Recovery in Your Community

Youth and Young Adults in Recovery

La Comunidad Hispana

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

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration • 1 Choke Cherry Road • Rockville, MD 20857 • 1-877-SAMHSA-7
External link. Please review our Disclaimer