September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

Friday, September 14, 2018

During the month of September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to educate Americans on substance abuse treatment and mental health services.

Now in its 29th year, National Recovery Month is also dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate people who recover and live healthy and rewarding lives.

This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” highlights how integrated care, a strong community and sense of purpose contribute to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of those with mental and substance use disorders.

Recently, Gov. Eric Holcomb proclaimed September as Recovery Month in Indiana. One way Hoosiers can educate themselves on substance abuse is by visiting the Next Level Recovery website.

This website provides a variety of information on how to combat the opioid crisis. The website also features resources for healthcare professionals, emergency personnel, law enforcement, community leaders and persons with substance use disorders and their families. Indiana data, facts, current initiatives and ways for people to get involved in combating the opioid epidemic can also be found on the site.