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About Recovery Month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

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 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.

Now in its 29th year, 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. 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 prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need. 

Read More about Recovery Month at SAMHSA




Wellness Week Celebration

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Friday, September 21 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Hollywood, Florida

Event Description:

The Wellness Week Celebration will include 5 days of activities that promote wellness and recovery. Each day there will be activities and a group discussion of a particular aspect of wellness such as exercise or relaxation.


Mental Health First Aid for Military Families and Veterans

Friday, September 21 and Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Panama City, Florida

Event Description:

This event requires pre-registration by emailing or calling (850) 319-3828. An 8-hour hand-on, interactive training that builds a better understanding of what active duty, military families, and veterans may experience, and also how to be most supportive. A public education training, which can benefit any adult who interacts with anyone connected to the military. Similar to CPR and First Aid, completion of this 8-hour training you will have earned a 3-year certification in Mental Health First Aid. For more information see

Held over two days: Friday, Sept 21 from 1-5pm and Friday, Sept 28 from 1-5pm


Moments of Change

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 8:00am
Palm Beach, Florida

Event Description:

Lasting change doesn’t happen overnight, but there are key moments that turn the tide. Those battling co-occurring disorders often experience life-changing breakthroughs with the help of treatment professionals, programs and committed individuals. The Moments of Change conference is committed to preparing you for those breakthroughs with information on the latest innovations and knowledge about time-tested methods that continue to deliver results. Patients aren’t the only ones who will benefit. Behavioral healthcare’s premier educational event holds revelations for conference participants as well. Our industry is constantly changing and growing, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on new developments and directions. Attendees also leave inspired, bringing a renewed passion to the lifesaving work of treating patients with addiction and mental health conditions. Businesses will discover concrete ideas for running their businesses more efficiently and effectively, finding new ways to work together as they develop new relationships. As we take a fresh look at proven treatment methods and innovative intervention approaches, everyone will walk away better prepared to work with even the most resistant patients and their families. In the end, our goal is to make sure that real moments of change continue to change lives.