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Substance Use Disorders & Recovery

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23+ million Americans (ages 12 and older) suffer from a substance use disorder in any given year.


8+ million have a co-occurring mental health disorder along with substance use disorder.


10.9% of Americans who needed treatment in a specialized facility received it


10% of Americans (ages 18 and older) claim to be in recovery


September is National Recovery Month

Every September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.


Now in its 29th year, the 2018 Recovery Month observance focuses on urban communities, health care providers, members of the media, and policymakers, highlighting the various entities that support recovery within our society.