Recovery Happens

September is National Recovery Month

Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective & Recovery Happens

One in 4 Americans lives with mental illness and 23.1 million people aged 12 or older nationwide needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem (2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health).

Overcoming mental health and/or substance use disorders is essential to achieving healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally. Participate in this year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out” by openly discussing mental health and substance use disorders with family, friends, and the community.

We must encourage relatives and friends of people with mental and/or substance use disorders to:
  • Implement preventive measures
  • Recognize the signs of a problem
  • Guide those in need to appropriate treatment and recovery support services

Orange County Resources

  • OC Links
    Information and referral to Orange County mental health, substance abuse, and prevention services.
    (855) OC-LINKS / 855-625-4657
    Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Crisis Hotline
    24-hour, immediate, confidential, over-the-phone suicide prevention services.
    (877) 7-CRISIS / 877-727-4747
  • NAMI Warmline
    Non-crisis support for anyone struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues.
    (877) 910-WARM / 877-910-9276
    Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 a.m.
    Saturday & Sunday from 10 a.m. -3 a.m.

Learn more about National Recovery Month at