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Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to celebrate the people who recover. The 2019 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. 
As detailed by SAMSHA, "this year's theme emphasizes the need to share resources and build networks across the country to support recovery. It reminds us that mental and substance use disorders affect us all, and that we are all part of the solution." Given our mission of promoting healthy families and relationships, we support SAMSHA's mission and have continually tapped into several resources (including subject matter experts) that inform our content and practices on the website to support our target audiences through mental and substance use disorders. 
Another free web-based resource is Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART), a global community of mutual-support groups. Groups meet virtually or in-person to help one another resolve problems with any addiction. 
In this month's newsletter we have highlighted resources and included tips that emphasize the impact of substance use on individual, couples, and families, as well as point readers to resources that empower families as they work toward recovery and being stronger together.

Tips of the Month:

  • Access local resources. SAMSHA has a treatment locator to help individuals, couples, and families find local resources for treatment and recovery. Also, SAMSHA has a Helpline which, is also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service. The Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.
  • Access resources that help with managing crises. This fact sheet describes different types of family crises and offers tips for parents to make it through the stress of family crisis themselves and to assist children with any stress that they are experiencing as well.
  • Visit the Strengthen Your Relationship section of our website. Strengthen Your Relationship includes tips and resources on communication, family crisis, conflict management and other topics aimed at strengthening relationships. 


The Events Calendar offers a listing of national, regional and community-wide events that might be of interest to our targeted stakeholders. This includes conferences, webinars, policy forums, etc. You may submit events for consideration and inclusion on the Events Calendar.

Submitted events will be reviewed, and once approved, the event and its details will be posted on the calendar. Supporting documents, registration information, and flyers can also be posted and downloaded with each event.

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