Today marks the start of the 28th Annual National Recovery Month. Since 1989, September has signified that Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, and People Recover. This year over 300 national, state and local government and non-profit groups have come together to share the hope of recovery, importance of adequate care, and the role education and destigmatization hold in the effective prevention, identification and treatment of addiction and other behavioral health conditions.
Recovery Month started as Treatment Works Month in 1989. Over the ensuing 28 years it has developed to acknowledge recovery of not just drug and alcohol addictions, but recovery in all areas of behavioral health.
This year’s theme for Recovery Month is Strengthen Families and Communities. You can learn more about Recovery Month, find and post local events, and read or contribute personal accounts of recovery on SAMHSA’s dedicated Recovery Month Website.
We'd love to see what you are doing this year for Recovery Month. Please tag The National Association on social media with your Recovery Day events, send updates, and let us know what Recovery Day means to you. While on the NAATP Site, you can also Post your Recovery Month events.