National Recovery Month
September honors those who have found lasting recovery and helps those who seek it
September is designated by the White House as National Recovery Month, where we celebrate the millions of Americans who have found lasting recovery from substance use disorders. These people show the millions of others who need help that recovery is possible. They give us hope and inspiration.
One in every ten Americans is dealing with a substance use disorder, but only one in thirteen will get help for it. Drug overdoses claim the lives of over 100,000 Americans every year. The financial cost of addiction to the health system and our economy is massive.
We’ve made great strides as a nation in improving access to care and resources to support recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol, but there is so much more to be done.
It all starts with us. Anyone in recovery will tell you that it only happens one day at a time. In these 30 days of September, let’s celebrate recovery each day and commit ourselves to helping those who need it.
If you or someone you know needs help with a substance use disorder, there’s hope and help available.