Twenty-Seventh Annual National Recovery Month
1This September is the 27th annual celebration of National Recovery Month, an observance recognizing that:
- behavioral health is essential to overall health,
- prevention works,
- treatment is effective and
- people can and do recover from mental and/or substance use disorders.
This year's theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!” highlights the value of peer support by educating, mentoring, and helping others. It invites individuals in recovery and their support systems to be change agents in communities, and in civic and advocacy engagements. To read the Governor's Proclamation, naming September as National Recovery Month, click here. To read the President's Proclamation, naming September as National Recovery Month, click here.
In 2016, National Recovery Month will encourage communities to be:
- visible by knowing the prevalence of mental and/or substance use disorders and that support systems make a difference,
- vocal by noticing warning signs and symptoms and connecting those in need to treatment services, and
- valuable by raising awareness of the resources available to help, including treatment and recovery support services.
Events will occur in local communities and online throughout the state and country. More information on events is available at http://www.recoverymonth.gov and SAMSHA National Recovery Month's social networking pages:
Additional mental health, substance abuse and addictive disorder services are available through the local human service districts and authorities. Contact information for each are available at the links below.
- Acadiana Area Human Service District, (AAHSD)
- Capital Area Human Services District, (CASHD)
- Central Louisiana Human Services District, (CLHSD)
- Florida Parishes Human Services Authority, (FPHSA)
- Imperial Calcasieu Human Services Authority, (ImCal)
- Jefferson Parish Human Services District, (JPHSD)
- Metropolitan Human Services District, (MHSD)
- Northeast Delta Human Services Authority, (NEDHSA)
- Northwest Louisiana Human Services District, (NLHSD)
- South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority, (SCLHSA)
Visit Louisiana Department of Health's, Office of Behavioral Health, Healthy Louisiana or call 1-855-229-6848 to receive more information about Louisiana's treatment services. You can get information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by calling (877) SAMHSA-7 (726-4727) or (800) 487-4889 (TDD) or by visiting http://www.samhsa.gov
SAMHSA's National Helpline
(800) 662-HELP (4357) or (800) 487-4889 (TDD)
SAMHSA's hotline 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
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides a free, 24-hour counseling available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
SAMHSA's website contains information about treatment options and special services located in your area.
SAMHSA's Recovery and Recovery Support Webpage
Recovery-oriented care and recovery support systems help people with mental and/or substance use disorders manage their conditions successfully.
The Recovery Month website, contains all the materials from this toolkit and a wide variety of relevant resources.
Louisiana Hotlines: Alcohol/Drug Helpline: (877) 664-2248
Compulsive Gambling: (877) 770-7867 [or text "nobet" to 66746. Visit Live chatting at www.helpforgambling.org]
Mental Health Contact: Call 9-1-1 for immediate medical emergencies, or 2-1-1 for non-emergencies
1SAMSA 2016 Recovery Month Toolkit, https://www.recoverymonth.gov/sites/default/files/toolkit/2016/toolkit.pdf