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

Recovery: For You or Someone You Know

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Find & Sustain Your Recovery or Help Someone with Theirs
If you are thinking about starting on a path of recovery, are already in recovery, or want information on treatment and recovery for yourself, family or friends, Recovery Month has information that can help.

Need Treatment Referral and Help Finding Local Resources?
On the Treatment and Help page, there are several resources to help you find local treatment centers, therapists, medication-assisted therapies, and mutual aid groups.

You can contact your Single State Agency for information on prevention, treatment, and recovery resources in your own State.

SAMHSA National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP
Read, Watch, and Learn
More About Recovery
Recovery Month has a variety of resources and information available on many topics related to mental and substance use disorders, prevention, treatment, and recovery. The searchable database includes articles, news, reports, brochures, Road to Recovery television and radio programs, PSAs, Recovery Month Toolkit elements (including Targeted Outreach text), and other resources developed specifically by Recovery Month and by our partners.

You can also go directly to the:
Recovery Month Toolkit
Video, Radio, Web

A critical part of recovery is sharing one's story of recovery with others. Read or watch people's inspiring stories of recovery, or submit your own story.
Attend an Event in Your Community and Participate
Recovery Month Community Events are held year round, not just in September! You can find a local event and join others who support recovery from mental and substance use disorders. All kinds of events are held throughout the world, including rallies, walks, rides, fairs, open houses, movie nights, cook offs, educational events, trainings, conferences, and many others.

Do you believe in recovery and want to help raise awareness about it or join the voices for recovery? There are many ways to Get Involved in Recovery Month. Here is where you can find out about all the ways that you can participate and spread a message of hope and recovery through Recovery Month.

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Recovery: For You or Someone You Know

For Community Organizations and Service Providers

Recovery in Your Community

Youth and Young Adults in Recovery

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  • Behavioral Health is Essential to Health
  • Prevention Works
  • Treatment is Effective
  • People Recover
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