September is National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). National Recovery Month is held every September to raise awareness that substance abuse treatment and mental health services can help individuals with mental and/or substance use disorders live healthy, fulfilling lives.
About National Recovery Month
This important observance is designed to emphasize the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Millions of people across the United States have changed their lives for the better through recovery. However, most of these successes go unnoticed by the majority of Americans. This is why every September, scores of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities across the country celebrate National Recovery Month. These programs and facilities share their success stories with their friends, neighbors, and acquaintances to help educate the public about recovery, how it works, for whom, and why.
2021 marks the 32nd year of National Recovery Month. This year, the theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community”. Whether our faces and voices are shared through digital platforms or safe, socially distanced gatherings we celebrate the millions of people who have found, are finding, and have yet to find this path to hope, health, and personal growth.
Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community
The staff at the Waismann Method is proud to have joined National Recovery Month supporting diversity. The National Recovery Month observance serves as a reminder that when we empower communities and families, we are engaging in healing that extends beyond the individual. “Recovery is for Everyone” means we are proud of our diversity, and we are committed to sharing our personal accomplishments and struggles, reaching across barriers to support one another, and actively dismantling systems that harm our recovery neighbors. The 2021 National Recovery Month observance and theme, “Recovery is for Everyone” works to inspire people across the country to transform the “I” into “we” and build bridges between families, communities, and groups. We celebrate our diversity and seek to develop deeper understanding, caring, and connection that nurtures recovery.