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September is National Recovery Month

September 5, 2023
History of National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month, which started in 1989, is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.

SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. In the years since Recovery Month launched, SAMHSA has timed announcements of initiatives and grant funding during Recovery Month, while collaborating with private and public entities to celebrate individuals during their long-term recoveries.

Region 6 Events: 

National Recovery Rally - Sep. 16.

Faces and Voices of Recovery is coming to Oklahoma this year! Oklahoma State University at the National Recovery Rally in Oklahoma City, OK! There will be live music, fantastic national speakers, recovery resources, games, activities for kids and adults, food and so much more!

900 North Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Sep. 16, 2023
10:00 am - 2:00 am CST

The SSW ATTC compiled a comprehensive list of Recovery Month events happening across all Region 6 states. This list is updated often to include all the great celebrations of recovery in our region. To add to this list, please send your event to Bill at [email protected]

Special Release of Research Findings on Recovery - Sep. 20

In celebration of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA’s Office of Recovery will release findings from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) that provide a more in-depth examination of the prevalence of recovery based on self-reports among Americans and what helps people to recover from their mental health and substance use conditions.  Results will also be shared on how Americans in recovery reported they fared during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the nation faces a continued mental health crisis and an overdose epidemic, these findings are important to help individuals, families, and communities heal and find hope.

Mayflower Hotel

1127 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036

9:00-10:30 AM

Digital Resources/Social Media

Want to engage in promotion of National Recovery Month?

SAMSHA came out with a plethora of digital resources to use to show your support of National Recovery Month. Don't forget to follow SSW ATTC on our social media channels to see updates on all Recovery Month events and more!

Facebook: South Southwest ATTC

Instagram: @sswattc

Twitter (X): @sswattc

Blue graphic with header, 'Recovery Month Events and News' with graphic from SAMSHA
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