September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living their lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that make it possible.

This year’s Recovery Month theme focuses on urban communities, health care providers, members of the media, and policymakers, highlighting the various entities that support recovery within our society. The 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.

The 2018 observance also aims to increase awareness and encourages audiences to take advantage of the increased dialogue around the nation’s behavioral health needs and the increased emphasis on tackling our nation’s opioid crisis.

Throughout September, The Council will use its website and social media channels to promote resources that help our community educate individuals about mental and substance use disorders. We will encourage individuals and families to seek treatment and recovery services for these disorders and highlight the programs The Council offers that can help.

National Recovery Month is part of a national campaign sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).