National Recovery Month is an annual event sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) that shines a light on the recovery community.
This annual observance is an opportunity to dispel ongoing myths about addiction, to break down stigma surrounding substance abuse and addiction, and to spread one unifying message: recovery is possible, even if the cycle of substance abuse seems unbreakable.
During National Recovery Month, the loved ones of those in recovery from drug addiction (substance use disorder) or alcoholism (alcohol use disorder) can participate by sharing their stories. Loved ones of those grappling with addiction will also get a chance to discover how to support someone in recovery most effectively. Everyone can participate in National Recovery Month 2023 this September, and everyone can get something different from this spotlight on evidence-based treatment for addiction.