National Recovery Month began in 1989 and is a national observance held every September. It originated to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices along with recognizing the nation’s strong and proud recovery community and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible. 

Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that help make recovery possible. In 2022, it was decided to replace the annual theme for Recovery Month with a permanent tagline: “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community”  This tagline reminds people in recovery and those who support them, that recovery belongs to all of us. 

Sunrise “meets people where they are” and our Certified Peer Support Specialists with their own lived experience managing and overcoming substance use and mental wellness challenges accept each individual’s recovery journey however that individual defines it. In other words, recovery is individual. Recovery is possible. 

Join Sunrise Community for Recovery Month Events

Recovery Month Picnic

Tuesday, September 20th
4 PM-6 PM

Malvern Hills Pavillion
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie options

This event is FREE but please register by clicking the button below

NC Peer Support Virtual Conference
Promoting Advocacy:
Support, Lead and Empower

Tuesday and Wednesday,
September 27th and 28th
9AM-2:15PM both days
virtual
This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the power of peer support and will facilitate the largest peer support gathering in the state!
This year's conference is brought to the community through a partnership between MAHEC and Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness.
If you need to apply for a scholarship, please complete the application by clicking the application button below.

Listen to 99.9 KISS Country throughout September and early October to hear radio spots about Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness. These spots are possible through the generosity of I Heart Media radio group. 

Community Recovery Month Events

Blue Ridge Recovery Rally

September 24th
4 PM-8 PM
Downtown Marion

Love and Respect
Grand Opening

September 30th between 12-4PM
120 Chadwick Square Court, Suite D, Hendersonville NC 28739