National Recovery Month occurs each year during the month of September.
Did you know that about 4.1 million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 received some kind of substance use treatment within the past year (2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health)? In addition, the survey estimates that 43.7 million people in the same age range needed substance use treatment in the past year. Considering these stats, you probably know someone fighting addiction.
National Recovery Month – now in its 34th 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, along with a Sept. 7 luncheon in Washington, D.C. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will also host an hour-long Walk for Recovery on the same day in D.C.
The theme for 2023's Recovery Month is Hope is Real. Recovery is Real.