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September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery MonthRecovery Month promotes the societal benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment 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.

Recovery Month shares that all individuals have the fundamental and inherent value to be accepted and treated with respect, dignity, and worth.

2014 Recovery Month Events

CLEAR & Pittsburgh Filmmakers National Recovery Month Films – September 7 – 28, 2014

Recovery Month Events - September 16 to 26, 2014

Onala Recovery Celebration Event – September 20, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Message Carriers Recovery Walk – September 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

March Road to Recovery Program: "Speak Up, Reach Out," premiers March 3
This show highlights the many accomplishments of the 2013 Recovery Month campaign and looks forward to a successful September 2014 Recovery Month.

The Opioid Overdose Toolkit

The Office of National Drug Control Policy and other federal partners have released an the Opioid Overdose Toolkit. The Toolkit, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, provides information on overdose prevention, treatment and recovery for first responders, prescribers, and patients.

More information about the Opioid Overdose Toolkit  


Voices for Recovery

Voices for Recovery

Across the country, people in recovery are celebrating their successes and sharing them with others in an effort to educate the public about treatment, how it works, for whom, and why. Because these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Voices for Recovery provides a vehicle for people to share their recovery stories. Share your story. 


Ellie Schoenberger - Submitted 5/6/2014 
I could not imagine a life without alcohol. It was my everything – until it ripped me apart. 

Kristoph Pydynkowski - Submitted 5/6/2014 
I am a person in long-term recovery, which means I have not used drugs or alcohol since 2007. My primary goal in life is to give away the one thing that means everything to me – hope. 

Lisa Pratt - Submitted 5/6/2014 
I am grateful for the gifts sobriety has given me, and I hope that through telling my story I can pass some of those gifts on to others. 


More Voices for Recovery 


Ask the Expert
pdf.gif Recovery Fast Facts 
Recovery Month official logos, banners and flyers
Recovery Month YouTube feed
pdf.gif Where to Call - Directory and descriptions of mental health and drug and alcohol services providers