September is National Recovery Month

national recoveryEvery September, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.

SAMHSA is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance use and mental illness.

SAMHSA offers several resources on supportive housing and substance use and mental health recovery including the Permanent Supportive Housing Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Kit, which outlines the essential components of supportive housing services and programs for people with mental illness.


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