National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month is an annual observance that takes place during the month of September. It highlights the social benefits of substance abuse treatment, praises the efforts of treatment providers, and promotes the idea that recovery from any form of substance abuse is possible. This month also encourages citizens to improve the accessibility of substance abuse treatment and provide assistance to any of those in need. Not only does Recovery Month serve as a means of educating people about the impact of substance abuse as a national health crisis, but it also helps people understand that how it impacts the affected individual’s families and friends.
Educating people by observing National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month will help reduce the stigma associated with addiction and treatment and provides an opportunity for treatment providers to celebrate their accomplishments and successes in helping thousands of Americans reassimilate following their treatments. These successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, but you can help celebrate these successes by observing Recovery Month