Once again, communities and individuals across the country are joining together in September to observe and celebrate SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month (Recovery Month). For the past 26 years, Recovery Month has celebrated the journey and achievements of the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Communities across the country are planning Recovery Month events, bringing people together to share real life experiences about the power of recovery.
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By: Pamela S. Hyde, J.D., Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
I, and everyone at SAMHSA, will certainly miss the visionary, principled, and pragmatic leadership of Dr. H. Westley Clark, who recently retired after 16 years as the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and more than 30 years in the federal government.