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Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate people living in recovery. Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month is working to educate Americans that treatment and services can empower those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives.

Join Us This September

The goal of this year’s Recovery Month is to inspire people across the country to recognize the strength and resilience of individuals living in recovery, as well as to support those with substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders. 

Who do you know who’s living in recovery? Celebrate them this September. 

Together with SAMHSA, Pavillon celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders—including our very own alumni. They remind us every day that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover.

Reduce the Stigma

Recovery Month also serves to help reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders, potentially discouraging others from seeking help. By celebrating the gains made by those in recovery, we reduce the stigma. Just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

Recovery Month also promotes and supports 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 across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. Join us during this important month in speaking to those you love about recovery.