Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), sponsors National Recovery Month. Now in its 29th year, Recovery Month highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery and honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Recovery Month also promotes the message that recovery in all of its forms is possible and encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need.
Each year, Recovery Month selects a new focus and theme to spread the message and share the successes of treatment and recovery. The 2018 Recovery Month observance will focus on urban communities, health care providers, members of the media, and policymakers, highlighting the various entities that support recovery within our society.
Information pulled from https://www.recoverymonth.gov/
This year’s events for National Recovery Month include:
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 – Tune into our show on BCTV to hear about National Recovery Month and the events coming up!
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – Pathways to Recovery event at Atonement Lutheran Church
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Recovery Walk/Soberstock event