National Recovery Month 2020Last Updated: Thursday, September 3, 2020
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 31st 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. This year, Faces & Voices of Recovery, a non-profit group dedicated to supporting people recovering from drug addiction and their families, is hosting the observance.
The theme for 2020's Recovery Month is Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.
Don't miss SAMHSA's Recovery Month webinar series! There will be four episodes throughout the month of September. Check out the dates and topics below:
- September 3: Integration of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Treatment and Recovery Support
- September 10: SAMHSA Transforming Lives Through Supported Employment
- September 17: Communities Supporting Recovery
- September 24: The Importance of Integrating Recovery Support Services: The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Model