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SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. In the years since Recovery Month launched, SAMHSA has timed announcements of initiatives and grant funding during Recovery Month, while collaborating with private and public entities to celebrate individuals during their long-term recoveries.

National Recovery Month 3

The 2022 Recovery Month Toolkit provides resources to help increase awareness about recovery and Recovery Month. The toolkit includes: Drop-in articles, vlogs, social media stickers, online resources and tips to use positive and inclusive language and images when discussing recovery. We highly encourage organizations to share our resources and help us expand our reach!

In recognition of and in tribute to those we have lost to overdose, Dr. Delphin-Rittmon, will be participating in a special community event alongside Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh, on International Overdose Awareness Day in Washington, DC on 8/31/22. Join her for the pre-release sneak preview screening of segments from the award-winning new independent film, Tipping The Pain Scale, which is slated to release during National Recovery Month on 9/6/22.

Title: The impact of discrimination, racism and racial trauma on marginalized individuals living with substance use disorder.Date and Time: September 22, 2022, 1:30 pm-3:00 pmLocation: VirtualSpeaker: Victoria Cargill, M.D., MSCE, Assistant Commissioner, Baltimore City Health DepartmentDescription: Discuss the need for behavioral health equity to ensure individuals marginalized communities have access to recovery, treatment and support.

Facebook/LinkedIn/Instagram: If you have loved ones who are in recovery, checking in on their mental health can be crucial to keeping them on their journey. Having casual check-ins can help you track any changes in their mood or behavior. You can also help them talk through any triggers or stressful events. Learn more about how you can support your loved one through recovery at

Twitter: If you have loved ones who are in recovery, checking in on their mental health can be crucial to keeping them on their journey. Learn more about how you can support your loved ones #RecoveryJourney at #RecoveryMonth

Post Copy: Like any journey in life, recovery is not always easy. There will be challenging days and days when you have peak motivation. Be patient with yourself and keep going. Need additional support? Learn more: #RecoveryMonth

Post Copy: Celebrate the power of recovery! Your words of encouragement can mean the world to someone in recovery. Help spread the word that treatment is available and #RecoveryIsPossible. #RecoveryMonth

Post Copy: Recovery identifies four dimensions to support a healthy life. If you or a loved one is struggling with recovery, consider what pillar could be missing or needs improvement, and try to focus on strengthening this area. #RecoveryMonth #RecoveryIsPossible

Twitter Post Copy: If you have loved ones who are in recovery, checking in on their mental health can be crucial to keeping them on their journey. Learn more about how you can support your loved ones #RecoveryJourney at #RecoveryMonth

Recovery Organization of Support Specialists (ROSS) is a peer-run organization in Birmingham, Alabama assisting individuals with a substance use disorder in obtaining and maintaining recovery. ROSS offers peer support to help improve an individual's emotional health, well-being, and sense of belonging.

Mountain Comprehensive Care Center's mission is to provide quality behavioral healthcare that offers recovery and hope. Our programs have been developed to address the most pressing issues affecting people from all walks of life within our region of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.

"My pronouns are they/she; I screened into the YES program about six months ago with co-occurring untreated mental health and substance use issues. After enrolling into the YES program for only a short time period, I have already received mental health counseling, substance use treatment, and participated in various group sessions with the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills group and the 7 Challenges support group. My YES counselor has observed that group sessions have provided an outlet for me and helps me connect with peers emerging as a leader in the groups, which motivated me to sustain my recovery. By showing up for others, I have learned to continue to show up for myself. Since starting the YES program, I have not used substances and feel enthusiastic about my recovery. Getting clean and getting my mental health back was the hardest thing. I had things said to me that were not ok, and I blamed everything on myself, but I learned to make peace and leave it in the past. I proceeded to move forward. I truly found myself and where I want to go in life."

SAMHSA's mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes.

National Recovery Month is celebrated to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members who make recovery possible.

The Sound of Recovery Music Event View the Event FlyerSept. 29 I 7 p.m.Hear original songs inspired by local individuals and their recovery story. The music event will feature music about hope, recovery and celebration. The event is free to attend at the San Bernardino Valley College Auditorium, located at 701 South Mount Vernon Ave., San Bernardino.

For Her, with LoveSubmitted by Ellen Drummonds CurtisMy mother has helped me through many of my challenges and continues to motivate me to stay strong and well, especially as I care for my eight-year-old daughter (who, like Mom and me, is quite artistic). My mother, Terri, has demonstrated a fierce and abiding love throughout my life, and has remained an advocate for me as I address my mental health concerns and continue to sprout wings in the basking glow of my recovery.

Fill the World with Joy for Your Recovery and Wellness!Submitted by Caleb LiuWe should treat people with mental health conditions as our own new born baby. Provide them with great love! Fill their world with joy for their recovery and wellness!

Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.

The staff at Faces & Voices of Recovery are based in regions across the nation including: Arizona, Minnesota, Florida, Maine, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont. Our Board members are located in: California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia. Coming from all walks of life and pathways of recovery, collectively we represent the demographically and geographically diverse recovery community. Contact us to have our staff work with you on recovery activities in your state.

Our National Advisory Council composed of activists, musicians, actors, artists, comedians and other public figures who are dedicated to being Ambassadors of Faces & Voices of Recovery's mission. They carry a strong and effective message of hope in recovery and each have made a significant impact on improving the public's perception of addiction and recovery through their own work in the United States and internationally.

We value opportunities to work with like-minded organizations working on the local, state and national level to find solutions to addiction in America and promote recovery for all. We are proud of the strong partnerships we have built and fortified since 2001. Our broad reach allows us to bring the voice of recovery to numerous councils, committees, collaboratives, conferences, initiatives, stakeholder forums, expert panels, and more across the nation.

Over 20 years, many things have changed in the Recovery Movement, but our dedication to the mission has never wavered. Through your ongoing support we have been able to connect and help recovery community organizations around the world and continue to work to change the way addiction and recovery are understood and embraced through advocacy, education and leadership.

National Recovery Month is also a valuable time for the loved ones of someone in recovery to participate by sharing their own stories or learning more about how to best support someone in recovery. Everyone can participate and take action this September.

National Recovery Month 2021 is sponsored by Faces & Voices of Recovery, a recovery advocacy organization. The goal of Recovery Month is to increase awareness about substance use disorders and celebrate successful recovery. Recovery Month is also a time to promote education about treatment options for substance abuse and mental health services.

An online calendar is available on the Recovery Month website to help you find virtual and in-person sober events and recovery support events. You can filter the calendar and search by type of event, location or cost.

Education and awareness are powerful tools. You can share your recovery story with a friend or just provide education about addiction. You can also encourage them to share their own experiences that might relate to substance use disorders or mental health issues.


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