September is National Recovery Month

Art created by an individual in recovery (ADMH)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – September is National Recovery Month and this long-standing, national observance promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for substance use and mental disorders, as well as promoting that recovery is possible. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those living in recovery.

This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connection,” spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

The Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services and community providers are stepping up promotion of this month, with a dedicated webpage packed with a calendar of virtual events, art and poetry created by individuals in recovery, success stories, anti-stigma information and community provider videos.

ADMH’s Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services, in partnership with community providers and advocacy groups, coordinates virtual events throughout the month. Events and promotional information related to Recovery Month can be found during September on ADMH’s social media pages, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Recovery Month works 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. Ensuring that individuals know where to look and how to find resources is essential. To find a provider in your area, click here. Treatment is available at little to no cost in our state programs.