Recovery Month

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

Wednesday, September 13th
11 AM-1:30 PM

Carrier Park Pavilion
Co-hosted by Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness, Katharos Sanctuary and Seek Healing
hamburgers, hotdogs, potluck and veggie options

This event is FREE but please email if you are bringing 10 or more people.

6th Annual Western Regional Recovery Rally

Saturday, September 16th 10AM-3PM
Lake Junaluska Open Air Pavilion

Community Recovery Month Events

Faces and Voices of Recovery Livestream

Thursday, September 7, 2023
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
live-streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn

No registration required, just login and watch! This livestream celebrates the strides our community has made and honors the power of recovery.

This event will include the following guest speakers:

  • Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director, ONDCP

  • Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, SAMHSA

  • Dr. Arthur Evans, Jr., CEO and Executive Vice President, American Psychological Association

  • Donald Whitehead, Executive Director, National Coalition for the Homeless

  • And many more!

Mend the Hills Recovery Concert

September 9th 5PM-10PM
Wilkes Communications Pavilion

Burke Recovery Rally

Blue Ridge PRIDE Festival

Blue Ridge Pride

Come by and visit our table at the 2023 Pride Festival!

Homestead Recovery Center

Homestead recovery

482 State Farm Rd.

Boone, NC 28607