National Recovery Month occurs each year during the month of September.
Did you know that about 3.7 million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 received some kind of substance use treatment within the past year (2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health)? In addition, the survey estimates that 21 million people in the same age range needed substance abuse treatment in the past year. Considering these stats, you probably know someone fighting addiction.
National Recovery Month – now in its 32nd year – recognizes the millions of Americans in treatment for substance misuse, as well as recovery service providers. It also encourages those struggling with substance misuse to seek professional help. Faces & Voices of Recovery, a non-profit group dedicated to supporting people recovering from drug addiction and their families, hosts the observance.
The theme for 2021's Recovery Month is Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person. Every Family. Every Community.