National Recovery Month

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. Previously, Recovery Month was sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Faces & Voices of Recovery now hosts the website for the national campaign.

This observance 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.


The 2020 National Recovery Month theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.” Learn more on the campaign website.

In Berks, Recovery Month is recognized with an annual Recovery Walk, and with the Soberstock music festival. In addition, every year leaders in the community and individuals in recovery from substance use disorder gather to thank the County Commissioners for their support of treatment and recovery services.

Learn about this year's events

Recovery Out Loud!Recovery Month Celebrations in Berks

What does recovery mean to you? Share with us as part of this year's Berks Recovery Month Celebration. Stay tuned for details on upcoming virtual events!

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