National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a time to educate Americans about the benefits of substance abuse treatment and mental health services. This observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention is possible, that whole-person treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. September is also a time to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

It's a time to celebrate the successes of those who have transformed their lives through recovery. During this one month, thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs across the country come together to share stories of progress and success. This helps to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and encourages others to seek help if they need it.

This year, Recovery Month is focused on "Every Person. Every Family. Every Community." We want to promote and support effective 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.

Recovery Month is a time to celebrate those who have overcome substance use disorders and to educate others about the effectiveness of treatment and recovery services. It is a time to show that with support, tools, and hope, anyone can achieve lasting sobriety and resilience. This year, let's come together to break the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction. Join us in celebrating Recovery Month this September!

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