NASADAD Recognizes National Recovery Month

Substance use disorders affect all communities nationwide, with commitment and support, those impacted can embark on a journey of improved health and overall wellness. The focus of Recovery Month each September is to celebrate all people that make the journey of recovery possible by embracing the tagline, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” Recovery Month spreads the message that people can and do recover every day.

The impact of substance use disorders is apparent in States, and more than 100,000 died of a drug overdose in the 12-month period ending in March 2022. Through Recovery Month, people become more aware and able to recognize the signs of substance use disorders and co-occurring diseases and encourage people in need of recovery services to seek help. Managing the effects of these conditions helps individuals achieve healthy lifestyles, both physically, and emotionally. The Recovery Month observance continues to work to improve the lives of those affected by substance use disorders by raising awareness and educating communities about the effective services that are available.

NASADAD’s members serve as the lead agency in each State or jurisdiction responsible for managing federal funds dedicated to addressing substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery. This month, our Members wear purple to celebrate recovery and promote awareness of substance use disorder issues. NASADAD is grateful for the work all of our members do in their States and jurisdictions to support recovery every day of the year.



September 7, 2022 – Recovery Rally Happens, Sacramento, CA

September 13, 2022 – National Opioid and Substance Awareness Day (NOSAD)

September 14, 2022 – Recovery Policy Scholars Visit SAMHSA

September 16, 2022 – National Recovery Agenda Preview and Panel Discussion

September 16, 2022 – Mobilize Recovery Bus Tour Across America

September 30, 2022 – Young Adults in Recovery – Making Small Choices, Every Day