September is National Recovery Month

In 2010, 31.3 million people ages 18 or older received mental health services that year; and 2.6 million people age 12 or older who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use program received the necessary treatment from organization, like Monarch, according to recent data released by SAMHSA. The report reveals there are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed by recovery support services. These successes often go unnoticed by the broader population; therefore, Recovery Month provides a way to celebrate these accomplishments.

Monarch provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges in more than 55 North Carolina counties. Monarch is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership and is CABHA certified. The agency is an affiliate chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States. To learn how Monarch is “Helping Dreams Take Flight” for people in our communities, call (800) 230-7525 or visit


For information about Monarch’s behavioral health and substance abuse services in your area, please call (866) 272-7826.

If you are in search of information about recovery or sources for your stories related to recovery, please contact Natasha A. Suber at or (704) 986-1582.