National Recovery Month 2023
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.
Since 1989, Recovery Month has been held to promote and support new treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s vibrant and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.
Recovery Month has adopted the theme of “Every Person. Every Family. Every Community.” as its permanent tagline, indicating that every person can overcome the trials and tribulations associated with the ups and downs of life.
As an affiliate member of National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), we want to echo the belief that mental health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment IS health care. In the United States last year, more than 106,000 persons died from drug-involved overdoses. This is an important cause to celebrate because SUD affects families all over the world.