Celebrate Recovery: September is National Recovery Month!


It’s National Recovery Month 2018, and time once again to celebrate and acknowledge the many paths to resilience and recovery from behavioral health conditions.


According to the website of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the 2018 Recovery Month theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community.” This theme “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 observance will work to highlight inspiring stories to help people from all walks of life find the path to hope, health, and wellness.” 


Recovery is an individual journey and it is not a linear process. No two people will walk the same road or tell the same story. But collectively, our stories and experiences have the potential to give a sense of purpose and meaning to one another through life’s victories and challenges. Here are some resources for you to get involved by uplifting voices for recovery and sharing messages of hope — this month, and all year long.


SAMHSA’s Recovery Month Website:


Check out SAMHSA’s Recovery Month Toolkit, including public service announcements that can be shared at any time.


Share lived experience voices about recovery, including your own: