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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced the creation of an Office of Recovery — a promising step the reflects the importance of the recovery community.

As noted by Patty McCarthy, the Chief Executive Officer of Faces & Voices of Recovery: “Today’s announcement of the new Center for Recovery at SAMHSA is a huge win for recovery advocacy organizations. For years, we’ve been advocating for elevating the importance of recovery and peer recovery support services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On behalf of our members and recovery support providers nationwide, we commend the Biden Administration for demonstrating this new vision and leadership. We look forward to continuing to bring the voice of recovery to policy discussions that will make recovery possible for even more Americans.”

Excerpted from SAMHSA

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is launching an Office of Recovery, within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, to advance the agency’s commitment to, and support of, recovery for all Americans. September marks National Recovery Month, and in organizing this new office, SAMHSA will now have a dedicated team with a deep understanding of recovery to promote policies, programs and services to those in or seeking recovery.

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