National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is an international observance held every September to educate people about how substance use and mental health services can enable individuals and their families to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of people in recovery from mental health and substance use issues, reminding us that behavioral health is an essential component to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can, and do, recover.
Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month previously was sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In June, SAMHSA announced its decision to retire its annual convening of Recovery Month stakeholders. As members of the National Recovery Community, Faces & Voices will participate by launching a new website for Recovery Month. This website, NationalRecoveryMonth.org, will serve as the central location for recovery events and assets that make our celebrations possible during the month of September.