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September is Recovery Month

Posted by on August 22nd, 2022 Posted in: Blog, CHES Credit, NNLM, NNLM Class, Public Health

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by individuals who are recovering from other health issues such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

Recovery Month is organized by Faces & Voices of Recovery.  Visit their website for additional information on the organization and recovery month.

‘Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.’


NNLM resources for Recovery Month:

Substance Use Disorder Webinar Series:

  • Analyzing Health on the Local Level: Accessing State and Regional Substance Use Data
  • Presenter:  Peace Ossom-Williamson, Associate Director, National Center for Data Services
  • Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022,
  • Time:  1:00 to 2:00 pm CT
  •  For more information or to register, visit NNLM Analyzing Health on the Local Level  registration page.

Visit the NNLM Training Calendar for information on upcoming NNLM classes related to Substance Use Disorder.

NNLM Reading Club: Addiction and Recovery

NNLM Reading Club and the Substance Use Disorder Interest Group has collaborated to select and feature books on the topic of recovery for September 2022:

  • The Weight of Air: A Story of the Lies about Addiction and the Truth about Recovery by David Poses. Sandra Jonas Publishing House LLC, 2021.
  • From the Ashes: My Story of Being Indigenous, Homeless, and Finding My Way, by Jesse Thistle. Atria Books, 2021.
  • Corrections in Ink: A Memoir, by Keri Blakinger. St. Martin’s Press, 2022.

The NNLM Reading Club Addiction and Recovery webpage contains links to resources, infographics, and podcasts.

Substance Use Guide:  A comprehensive list of National Library of Medicine’s Substance Use Disorder resources and the resources of partner organizations and other SUD related organizations.

Additional Resources:


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Get Help page includes a FindTreatment.gov website that helps people locate treatment by location, Suicide & Crises Lifeline (988) for free and confidential support, and Behavioral Health Treatment locator and a National Helpline for information 24/7.

The site also contains information on SAMHSA training, grants, programs, and publications.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention




Health Department Directories:  Individuals can also reach out to their state and local county public health departments for help locating  SUD and mental health resources in your local community.

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Medline Plus pages related to substance use and recovery:




Search for open access articles related to substance use and recovery available through PubMed Central.

Journals available in the Public Health Digital Library

Journals listed below are subscription based though they may contain some open access articles.

  • Addiction
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Alcohol and Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism, Clinical and Experiment Research
  • Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
  • Journal of Addiction Medicine
  • Journal of Addictive Diseases
  • Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs


If you have any questions, please reach out to NNLM Substance Use Disorder Interest Group at phdl @ nnlm.gov.

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

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