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24th Annual National Recovery Month

This September marks the 24th annual celebration of National Recovery Month, an observance that increases awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders. This year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness," represents the many ways that people can prevent behavioral health issues, seek treatment and sustain recovery as part of a commitment to living a mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy life.

In 2013, National Recovery Month will:

  • Spread the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention practices are successful, treatment is effective and people recover from mental and/or substance use disorders;
  • Educate Americans that people in recovery can achieve healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally, and contribute in positive ways to their communities;
  • Guide community leaders, young adults, health care providers, families and caregivers in providing support and encouraging people to find their own unique path toward better health and well-being; and
  • Celebrate people in long-term recovery and recognize the dedication of prevention, treatment and recovery support providers.

Events will occur in local communities throughout the state, country and online at and National Recovery Month's social networking pages

Visit  Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health, Magellan of Louisiana or call 1-800-424-4399 to receive more information about treatment services or call Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 877-SAMHSA-7 (877-726-4727) (Toll-Free) 800-487-4889 (TDD) (Toll-Free) 

SAMHSA Helpline




SAMHSA's National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD), provides 24-hour, free and confidential information about mental and/or substance use disorders and prevention, treatment, and recovery referrals in English or Spanish.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), provides a free, 24-hour helpline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

SAMHSA's "Find Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment" website, contains information about treatment options and special services located in your area.

The Recovery Month website, contains all the materials from this toolkit and a wide variety of relevant resources.