National Recovery Month Annoucement

National Recovery Month 2020

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is an international observance held every September to educate people about how substance use and mental health services can enable individuals and their families to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of people in recovery from mental health and substance use issues, reminding us that behavioral health is an essential component to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can, and do, recover.

Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month looks a little different. Previously, Recovery Month was sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In June, SAMHSA announced its decision to retire its annual convening of Recovery Month stakeholders as well as the development of future themes and assets, and the management of the events calendar.

As members of the National Recovery Community, Faces & Voices will participate by launching a new website for Recovery Month. This website,, will serve as the central location for recovery events and assets that make our celebrations possible during the month of September.

Faces & Voices of Recovery is pleased to host the new site for Recovery Month. Please post all upcoming events to the new website.

The SAMSHA site will no longer be updated with current events.

We are grateful for SAMHSA’s 30-year sponsorship of Recovery Month and are excited to unveil this new chapter that we will achieve as the Recovery Community. Though SAMHSA will no longer sponsor this celebration, their support of Recovery Month continues as they embrace the community’s efforts to speak about the gains made by those in recovery and share our stories with neighbors, friends, and colleagues.

Post upcoming events to the NEW Recovery Month website and download this year’s theme, Celebrating Connections. Whether our faces and voices are shared through digital platforms or safe, social-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.

Check out the new site here!
The 2020 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections,” embraces the challenges experienced in 2020. When we celebrate our connections to the diversity of people from all walks of life striving for recovery, we find support and courage to speak up for inclusion, respect, and opportunity.