A New Start, Inc. Recognizes National Recovery Month
September 7, 2016


September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to increase awareness of mental and/or substance use disorders, celebrate individuals in long-term recovery, and acknowledge the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery services. There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery, but these successes often go unnoticed by the public. Recovery month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, showing public support in the way that we celebrate those making other health transformations.

Recovery Month also works to educate Americans about substance use treatments and mental health services, and how they can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. What began in 1989 as Treatment Works! Month, which honored the work of substance use professionals, has evolved over its 27-year history to become what it is today. Recovery Month now highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery, honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible, and promotes the message that recovery in all of its forms is possible when the proper prevention, treatment, and recovery services are available.

Each September during Recovery Month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services releases the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. This survey is the primary source of information on the prevalence and impact of mental and/or substance use disorders nationwide. We have included some of these statistics below:

To learn more about National Recovery Month, how you can get involved, and to find local events, please visit If you or someone you know is suffering from a substance use disorder or co-occurring disorder, the trained professionals at A New Start, Inc. can help. To discuss treatment options at our premier IOP facility in West Palm Beach, FL please call 1.844.TALK.ANS.

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