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September is National Recovery Month!

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Over the years, National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) has inspired millions of people to raise awareness about mental and/or substance use disorders, share their stories of recovery, and encourage others who are still in need of services and support.

Now in its 29th year, Recovery Month highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery and honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Recovery Month also promotes the message that recovery in all of its forms is possible and encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, recovery and treatment services for those in need.

The 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders. 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 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.

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