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Recovery Month


Community Event PSA 
Promote your event with a generic or customizable Television Public Service Announcement (PSA). This PSA is a Web-only PSA that you can view here and post on your website or share in social media via the Recovery Month

Need Help With Event Planning? 
Organizing an event for National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a great way to celebrate the recovery community and to share real-life experiences of people in recovery, their families, and the community who help make recovery possible. Events help spread the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.

Questions to Consider Before Planning Your Event
Create a Recovery Month Event Timeline
Secure an Event Speaker
Obtain Permits and Ordinances

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SAMHSA Resources Documents



National Recovery Month

2016 Recovery Month Toolkit


Recovery Month

The theme for Recovery Month 2016 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery.

Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.