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Recovery Month 2021

Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The 2021 theme is Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.

What is Recovery Month?
National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover. It also serves to help reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders, potentially discouraging others from seeking help.

Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

The 2021 Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery. Everyone’s journey is different, but we are all in this together.

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Tips and Information

GENERAL 

Keeping Youth Drug-Free

Surgeon General’s Report

Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Stressed or Anxious About COVID-19 Pandemic


FOR PARENTS           

Why You Should Talk with Your Kids about Alcohol and Other Drugs

Be Prepared to Have a Difficult Conversation

Answering Your Child’s Tough Questions

5 Conversation Goals

Talking with Your Teen About Marijuana

Talking with Your Teen about Opioids

Talking with Your Teen About Vaping

Talking to Your Young Adult about Underage Drinking

Talking with Your Kids about Marijuana

Talk with Your Kids about Opioids

Talk with Your Kids about Impaired Driving

 

FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy

Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

Taking Medicine for Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

Pregnancy Planning for Women in Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Good Care for You and Your Baby While Receiving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

Treating Babies Exposed to Opioids Before Birth

 

FOR TEENS

Cocaine   HIV   Opioids   Stimulants
E-Cigarettes   Inhalants   Sedatives   Tobacco
Hallucinogens   Marijuana   Steroids   Underage Drinking
Heroin   Meth  

 

UNDERAGE DRINKING

Facts about Underage Drinking

Facts about College Student Drinking

Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts

Underage Drinking: Getting Ahead of the Problem

Take Action to Prevent Underage Alcohol Use

What Educators Can Do to Help Prevent Underage Drinking

 

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

Risks of Opioid Pain Medication

Safe Storage of Prescription Medication

Safe Disposal of Prescription Medication

My Medication isn’t Working

Dangerous Drug Interactions

Treating Overdose with Naloxone

My Medications

 

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