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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.

The Opioid Overdose Toolkit

In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Saturday, August 31, the Office of National Drug Control Policy joined other federal partners to announce the release of 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. 

Forrest Offord - Submitted 8/29/2012
Today I celebrate seven years of recovery. I love the life I lead today when I thought it was not possible to enjoy life without the use of drugs or other mood altering substances. Recovery is available to anyone who chooses it.

Chanda Robinson - Submitted 7/18/2012
Today, I choose to see challenges as opportunities to grow, so that once I have learned the lesson, I can apply that truth, reap the benefits of living that truth, then share that truth with others.

Marc Blackman - Submitted 6/8/2012
I now reach out to other alcoholics and addicts in similar situations. The mind has an incredible ability to heal itself; you just have to let it do so.

More Voices for Recovery 


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