National Recovery Month September 2016

National Recovery Month September 2016

National Recovery Month
National Recovery Month September 2016 activities will be here soon.

Are you prepared? The Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has free information to help you plan your own organization or community events as well as find out where other events are being held.


SAMSHA’S onsite recovery month event calendar can be found here


Submit your own event by Clicking Here. Just register for a FREE account then log in and post your event.


If you are planning to promote recovery month the SAMSHA website has a helpful kit you can use. You can get all the information you need to start promoting National Recovery Month September 2016 by Clicking Here.


For several years I have been using SAMSHA’s planning kit and it has aided each organization I have worked with to have a successful event for clients, families, and staff as well as other invited community members and stakeholders.

Hosting these events in your community serves many and accomplishes several purposes:


  1. Allows members of the community to learn what you do
  2. Encourages client family members to come learn about services and treatment
  3. Helps dispel the stigma of alcoholism and treatment particularly medicated assisted treatment
  4. You can collaborate with other organizations which is a great networking opportunity bonding with another great resource for your clients


There are countless amazing and beneficial reasons to participate and celebrate Recovery in September. Of course we celebrate the success of others on a daily basis but September has given those of us who work in the field and those who need the help, an opportunity to stand together and celebrate. Showing off to the community and world, “here we are, here is what we do, and here is how it works.”

What has your experience been celebrating September National Recovery Month?

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2 thoughts on “National Recovery Month September 2016

  • September 3, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I checked and we are having a youth-oriented event, a conference. Youth & Adolescent Recovery. It’s the 11th Annual Art of Recovery – is a FREE to the public, one-day event offering educational workshops, resources and solutions. It is part of the celebration of National Recovery Month. It is important to reach out to the families and loved ones of people seeking recovery – they often have questions and need answers and support to understand what’s going on in their own lives and the lives of their loved one. Saturday, September 17, 2016 – 9:30am to 4:00pm.

    Addiction touches all of us. Just like everyone that visits your site, I too have friends and family members struggling with addictions (alcholism, prescription drugs, and marijauna). It is definitely a difficult thing to overcome. I wish my Mother would have quit smoking. In the end, she told us that she just enjoyed it too much to quit.

    It finally killed her. Brain aneurysms and cancer. Miss her so much. I wonder what our lives would have been like if she never smoked?

    Thank you for sharing this great information Lydia!

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    • September 4, 2016 at 10:03 am

      Hey Deborah, thank you for sharing. My mom has copd and still wants to smoke. Doctor insisted she live with me so she could be monitored. She also has lung cancer. Glad to here your community is acknowledging National Recovery Month.


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