Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. NACoA is proud to be a Recovery Month planning partner organization. This year's theme is: Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities, which highlights the significant impact recovery has not only on individuals but on families and communities as well. NACoA expands this theme with emphasis on family recovery: Recovery strengthens families, each and every member of the family is able to recover.

Celebrating and raising awareness around recovery is so important, and SAMHSA has created a Recovery Month Toolkit filled with resources and information on how to spread awareness. In addition, NACoA offers helpful resources to raise awareness about recovery during Recovery Month, particularly as it related to children and families: As a planning partner organization, NACoA is honored to be supporting SAMHSA in its efforts to raise awareness about recovery. With the recent opioid epidemic, even more children and teens are negatively impacted by addiction. We need your help to provide resources — like our Kit for Kids , Kit for Parents, and It's Not Your Fault brochure — for them and the professionals working with them. Become a monthly donation member and help make a difference in the lives of children of addiction!