National Recovery Month is a national observance to celebrate those in recovery from substance use disorders, as well as to promote evidence-based recovery and treatment practices.
In 2020, more than 93,000 people died of a drug overdose in the U.S., an increase of nearly 30% from 2019. In light of the national opioid epidemic that has ravaged the country in recent years, National Recovery Month is a vital time to learn more about mental health and substance use disorders and celebrate people on the path to recovery.
For resources on aiding in recovery, you can visit SAMHSA.org or call their free, confidential, 24/7 National Helpline in English or Español at 1-800-662 HELP (4357). For health professionals looking to promote safer use of opioids to manage chronic pain, visit this interactive training by HHS.
Come stop by the library to check out some of our resources on substance use recovery:
- Trauma And The 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide To Enhancing Recovery by Jaime Marich.
- You Ought To Do A Story About Me: Addiction, An Unlikely Friendship, And The Endless Quest For Redemption by Ted Jackson. (eLibrary)
- If you work it, it works! : The Science Behind 12 Step Recovery by Joseph Nowinski, PhD.
- In pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids by Travis Rieder
- SMART Recovery handbook – Rosemary Hardin, editor.
- SMART Recovery Family & Friends Handbook: for People Affected by the Addictive Behavior of a Loved One – Roxanne Allen, editor.
- Recovery After Rehab: A Guide For The Newly Sober And Their Loved Ones by Joseph Nowinksi (eLibrary)