RECOVERY HAPPENS SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
“This event emphasizes that individuals in recovery and their support systems can be change agents in our communities. It is critical that people experiencing substance use disorders receive the support they need. The reality is that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover.”
— P E T E N I E L S E N , C E O O F CCAPP
NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH
Every September since 1992, CCAPP sponsors National Recovery Month at the State Capitol to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.
Thousands of people gather at the west steps of the State Capitol each year. Recovery Happens features speakers, a march around the Capitol, pancake breakfast, live music, and what could be the largest AA/NA meeting ever held inside the State Capitol.
This event is part of Recovery Month, a national observance sponsored by SAMHSA, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The observance raises awareness of mental and/or substance use disorders, celebrates individuals in long-term recovery, and acknowledges the work of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services.