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National Recovery Month

Each September, people around the nation celebrate National Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders; celebrates people in recovery; lauds the contributions of treatment and service 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.

Events are being planned around Colorado. You can check our events calendar for details. You also can reach out to recovery-oriented groups in your area to see if they are organizing events.

Supporting Recovery

People in recovery from a substance use disorder take many pathways to manage their disorder. You can learn more about recovery by reading the Consortium’s Supporting Recovery in Colorado document. You can download the handout below.

Additional Resources

You can find valuable information about National Recovery Month, and recovery in general, from the following organizations

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Faces and Voices of Recovery

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals