Yes, recovery does happen!
What many Iowans, as well as millions across the country, have discovered, is that behavioral health is essential to overall health and the quality of life. Recovery shows that treatment is effective and people do recover.
Whether struggling with an alcohol, drug, gambling, or mental health concern, know that help is available and recovery is possible!
Today, when Iowans with mental and/or substance use disorders or related problems seek help, they are met with the knowledge and belief that anyone can recover and manage their conditions successfully.
The value of recovery and recovery-oriented behavioral health systems is widely accepted by states, communities, health care providers, peers, families, researchers, and advocates.
Every September, SAMHSA sponsors a national Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The annual theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities.