September 22, 2022
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Recovery Month (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.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (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.
This year, to address the nation’s growing crisis of substance misuse and overdose deaths, SAMHSA is launching initiatives that promote and support evidence-based 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 possible.
Recovery Month Information and Resources:
- Read the White House Proclamation on National Recovery Month, 2022
- Download the 2022 Recovery Month Toolkit (PDF, 1.7MB)
- More SAMHSA videos, events calendar, social media ideas, news, and resources
News source: samhsa.gov/recovery-month