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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

National Recovery Month

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


Recovery Month has a variety of resources and information available on many topics related to addiction, treatment and recovery. Every year, Recovery Month develops resources as part of the Toolkit. Current Toolkit Resources are listed in the first section below. You can also find previous year’s resources, as well as other materials that provide information on mental and substance use disorders, by using the search tool on the bottom section of the page.

In the Toolkit Resources section, you will find:
  • Single-State Agency (SSA) Directory: Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use and Mental Disorders – A list of State offices that can provide local information and guidance about substance use and mental disorders, treatment, and recovery in your community.
  • Planning Partners Directory - A list of organizations that meet regularly throughout the year to plan Recovery Month celebrations. These groups could be potential collaborators or resources as you plan your own activities.
  • Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Resources – An extensive substance use and mental disorder treatment and recovery resource list that covers a wide range of support services.

The Recovery Month Toolkit also has a variety of other resources to assist you with event planning, raising awareness about prevention, treatment, and recovery, and other audience-specific resources.

(Examples of keywords include: prevention, treatment, co-occuring disorders, youth, trauma, recovery, intervention, etc.)

Search for Resources

Recovery Month has a variety of resources and information available on many topics related to substance use and mental disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery. The database includes online resources and materials from Recovery Month: articles, news, reports, brochures, Road to Recovery television and radio programs, PSAs, Toolkit elements (including previous year's Targeted Outreach pieces) and other videos, documents, and materials.

Resources available as PDFs are suitable for downloading, printing, and distribution.

You can filter by audience to view the resources by audience type (some materials were developed specifically for targeted audiences such as youth, family, faith-based community, consumers, workplace, recovery community, criminal justice, insurers, behavioral health providers, and others).

You can search by keyword to search the full database for content.

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