National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month: September
September is National Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Recovery Month. In its twenty-third year “Recovery Month” seeks to educate Americans about addiction treatment and mental health services and how these services can enable those with substance use and abuse problems to conquer their dependence.
The focus of National Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Recovery is to acknowledge and commend gains made by those in recovery. Recovery Month spreads a positive message that treatment is effective. People can recover. As a matter of fact, National Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Recovery Month highlights success stories of people who have overcome addictions and the people and organizations that have helped them.
During this month, thousands of American prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and services celebrate their successes with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. The Recovery Month activities focus on educating the public about recovery and prevention programs and how they work. During this month, thousands of successes that often go unnoticed will have the spotlight shone on them.