Sometimes known as National Recovery Month, this is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that seeks to reduce the negative impacts of substance abuse and mental illness in our country’s communities. This agency is responsible for leading and innovating behavioral health practices throughout the nation. National Recovery Month 2022 | SAMHSA

Today, more than 20 million Americans are recovering from a substance use disorder. Parents, children, siblings, co-workers, neighbors, and friends. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who has a substance use disorder. And the good news is there is help!

If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.  Take the yoke[a] I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest.  This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30 CEV).