Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.
By asserting that “Recovery is for Everyone,” we reduce the stigma surrounding people with substance use or mental health disorders, especially when complicated by oppressive forces like white supremacy, systemic racism, punitive criminal justice systems, and policy that excludes less privileged people. Recovery is always person-first. “Meeting people where they are at” translates into acknowledging their unique experiences and needs, including people of different cultures, identities, backgrounds, and communities.
Visit the Recovery Month website to view and submit recovery month events, download promotional materials and write to your representatives and local government officials, encouraging them to sign proclamations in support of Recovery Month as a commitment to improving access to recovery.
We'd love to hear what you are doing this year for Recovery Month! Please tag NAATP on Facebook or Twitter with your Recovery Day events, post news updates on the NAATP website, and let us know what Recovery Day means to you. While on the NAATP Site, you can also Post your Recovery Month events.