2018 Recovery Month



Celebrate Recovery Month in September

Recovery Month is a time to celebrate the millions of people who have changed their lives through recovery. A lot of times, their successes are not noticed. But each September during Recovery Month, we can shed light on recovery and share success stories. Recovery Month educates people across the country that treatment and services can help those with mental health conditions or addiction live healthy, meaningful lives.

“Walk the path with me, not for me. It is my journey, and I appreciate those who will walk by my side but will not take on the road for me.”
“Do not fear me because of my illness; learn from me and what we have in common and treat me like the courageous person I am.”

Recovery is possible, and Recovery Month encourages everyone to take action to help more people get the treatment and services they need.

Find out more about Recovery Month on SAMHSA’s website. You can also read personal stories from people in recovery.

2018 Recovery Month Events

Find additional Recovery Month events on the SAMHSA Events Page.

Allegheny County

Pittsburgh Recovery Walk (9/15/2018)
8:00 AM - Registration & Check In
11th & Waterfront Parking Lot


Blair County

Out of the Darkness Walk (9/16/2018)
12:00 PM - Registration & Check In
Lakemont Park, Altoona PA


Berks County

Pathways to Recovery (9/11/2018)
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Common Ground Recovery Community
Atonement Lutheran Church
5 Wyomissing Blvd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610


Centre County

Step Up for Mental Wellness (9/04/2018)
12:00 - 12:30 PM
Bellefonte Courthouse Stairs
102 South Allegheny, St. Bellefonte, PA 16823

Family Conference and Networking (9/24/2018)
8:30 - Registration & Check In
Ramada Inn
1450 S. Atherton Street, State College PA


Chester County

PRO-ACT Recovery Walk (9/22/2018)
7:00 AM - Registration & Check In
Penn's Landing, Philadelphia


Clarion County

National Suicide Prevention Week Walk (9/13/2018)
5:30 PM - Registration & Check In
Veterans Memorial Park, Downtown Clarion

SAM Health & Wellness Event (9/18/2018)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Trinity Point Church


Clearfield-Jefferson Counties

9th Annual Walk for Suicide Prevention & Awareness (9/09/2018)
1:00 PM - Registration & Check In
Dubois City Park, Dubois PA

SAM Health & Wellness Event (9/19/2018)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SAM Office
375 Beaver Drive, DuBois PA

2018 Recovery Day (9/22/2018)
12:00 - 5:00 PM
Bilger's Rocks
1921 Bilger's Rocks Rd., Grampian PA 16838

Clinton County

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk (9/23/2018)
12:00 PM - Registration & Check In
Riverview Park, Lock Haven PA


Elk County

Walk to Fight Suicide (9/16/2018)
1:00 PM - Registration & Check In
Johnsonburg Community Center, Johnsonburg, PA

Huntingdon County

Juniata Valley Walk (10/07/2018)
1:00 PM - Registration & Check In
Juniata College, Huntingdon


Lycoming County

2nd Annual Recovery Roast and Rally (9/01/2018)
1:00 - 7:30 PM
The Grotto, 201 Second Avenue, South Williamsport

Running Over Addiction 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon (9/08/2018)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
545 E Central Ave
South Williamsport, PA 17702

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk (9/15/2018)
4:00 PM - Registration & Check In
545 E Central Ave
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA


Northeast Counties

Recovery Walk (9/08/2018)
9:00 AM - Registration & Check In
Riverview Park, Lock Haven PA

Kinzua Bridge State Park 21st Fall Festival (9/15 - 9/16/2018)
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
296 Viaduct Road, Mt Jewett, PA 16740


York County

9th Annual Recovery Day Celebration (9/16/2018)
10:00 AM Start
Brooks Robinson Plaza & PeoplesBank Park
Tickets: 717-340-6100

“Recovery for me is staying in the moment and living my life to the best of my ability, one day at a time.”