National Recovery Month:

Celebrating Strength & Successes


Photo Credit: John Docter, Salvation Army Western Territory


Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the services and treatment options for individuals struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.

Each day, millions of Americans with these afflictions are taking steps toward stabilization, and their stories provide hope to those who are wrestling to break free.

This month we celebrate the strength and successes of individuals who have sought help, and turned their hearts and lives toward God.

Like Tony.

Released from prison at 31 years old, Tony told his parole officer, “I need help. I don’t want to be alone anymore.”

Tony decided to undergo a 30-day treatment at The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, and at the end of the stint, he didn't want to leave. Tony had finally found hope and a future through the love and guidance of counselors and fellow program participants.

“It was the fact that they loved me when I couldn't love myself,” he said.

Check out the rest of his powerful testimony from The Salvation Army Western Territory’s MultiMedia Ministries office:



For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has been providing assistance to people with a variety of social and spiritual afflictions through its 119 United States-based Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARC).

This year's Recovery Month theme, "Together on Pathways to Wellness" encourages all Americans to walk alongside family, friends, and neighbors who are fighting to overcome drug and alcohol dependency. If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help, please visit us at to find one of our rehabilitation programs.

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