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Substance Abuse Recovery

By on September 9, 2016

Every September, hundreds of thousands of people from communities across the nation get together to celebrate recovery and to educate their communities about behavioral health issues.

Now in its 27th year, National Recovery Month celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery is possible.

There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate National Recovery Month.

They speak about the gains made by those in recovery and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and furthers a greater understanding about the diseases of mental and substance use disorders.

Recovery Month highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery and honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible.

And here is a calendar of events happening around the country this month. Click here. Other career professional events are below.

Careers Available for Addiction and Mental Health Professionals
September 8, 14, 16, and 21, 2016
To learn more and register for any of the SAMHSA – NAADAC College Addiction Workforce Forums happening in Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio and New England, go to http://www.naadac.org/(link is external)



(9/12/16) Upcoming Webinars Focus on Recruitment in Counseling Workforce
Monday, September 12, 2016, 4:00 – 5:30pm EDT
NAADAC, in partnership with SAMHSA, is offering two free webinars(link is external) on recruitment and retention methods for the addiction and mental health counselor workforce. The webinars will feature innovative examples from across the nation. Tools and resources will be available for download.


Recovery Month also promotes the message that recovery in all of its forms is possible and encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective preventiontreatment, and recovery services for those in need.