Now in its 30th year, National Recovery Month celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover. It also serves to reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders.

In particular, National Recovery Month promotes new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, supports the emergence of strong recovery communities, and recognizes the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery possible.

The 2019 Recovery Month theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.” It emphasizes the need to share resources and build networks while reminding us that mental and substance use disorders affect us all, and that we are all part of the solution.