The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) founded September’s National Recovery Month. Now in its 25th year, Recovery Month aims to draw attention to the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live healthy and rewarding lives. Recovery Month shares the message that recovery is possible.

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction and mental health disorders, but individual and community efforts and successes in the field of recovery often go unnoticed. National Recovery Month is a chance to celebrate those efforts and to spread the word about how treatment and prevention can help heal those who are struggling.

For more ways to get involved in National Recovery Month, visit the official website at

For help here at UCLA, call the UCLA Family Health Center at 310-319-4700 to make an appointment. If you’re interested in our clinical trials, call 1-866-449-UCLA (8252).

For national referrals, call 1-800-661-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD).


CBAM is a multidisciplinary center that seeks to advance the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses, especially in communities with health disparities. As part of the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, CBAM works at the intersection of academia and community with a focus on treating addictions and preventing the spread of HIV.

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