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September is Recovery Month

Posted by on August 25th, 2023 Posted in: Announcements, Blog, NNLM, NNLM Class, Public Health

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The Network of the National Library of Medicine has planned a number of activities for Recovery Month.  Recovery Month is held every year in September and recognizes and supports people in recovery.  This year it is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s SAMHSA  (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).

Recovery month “promotes and supports new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible”.

SAMHSA ‘s  recovery month resources includes a list of publications and  digital products including tool kits. These resources can be used to develop educational programs and events related to recovery and substance use disorder in your community.

In support of recovery month, the NNLM is hosting a series of webinars on addiction and recovery:

  • August 16th, Building Recovery Ecosystems for Substance Use Treatment:  This webinar will discuss robust recovery systems that include substance use treatment and wrap around services that support the recovery process, the Recovery Ecosystem Index Mapping Tool (rei.norc.org), and the Appalachian Regional Commission’s SUD Recovery to Work Ecosystem module.  (Recording of the webinar will be posted on NNLM’s YouTube channel after the live webinar is held.)


  • September 26th, Building Resilence in Harm Reduction:  A facilitated discussion focusing on navigating the effects of the stressors of the harm reduction workplace and other trying situations. The webinar will acknowledge the ups and downs of the work, then identify ways to cultivate and utilize existing resilience techniques, both individual and organizations.


  • October 31, Harm Reduction in Action: Language as Harm Reduction:  This webinar focuses on language as the first step to a positive interaction and the importance of person-centered language as a gateway into harm reduction practices and techniques and a way to build trust with people who use drugs.

NNLM Reading Club’s focus for October is Addiction and Recovery.  The Reading Club’s Addiction and Recovery page will be available in late September and will include suggested books and readings, videos, podcasts and other resources related to reccovery, addiciton and substance use disorder.

NNLM’s Substance Use Disorder Guide is a collection of trusted, high quality resources on substance use from the National Library of Medicine, other government agencies and non-profit groups.  The guide is broken down by audience and includes specific resources for general audiences, libraries, educators, community-based organizations, public health, and resources by age and population.  The guide also includes recordings of SUD focused webinars that have been sponsored by the NNLM.


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Kathy Downing is the Public Health Digital Library Coordinator for the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office.

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