September is Recovery Month

National Recovery Month in September raises awareness about substance use disorders and recognizes those who have overcome addiction and behavioral health issues. It is marked by the color purple. This September, individuals and community partners are coming together throughout Harford County to celebrate recovery month. Harford County Government, Harford County Health Department, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, Harford County CORE Services Agency, Healthy Harford, the Town of Bel Air, the City of Havre de Grace, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center, and numerous other partners will launch the celebration on August 31, National Overdose Awareness Day, with purple lights on buildings plus variety of events throughout the month.

Link to September is Recovery Month web page

This year, Harford County has adopted the theme "Together, We are Stronger."

How can you help?

Light Harford Purple for Recovery
Hang purple lights outside your business or home August 31 to September 30. Display Recovery Month Awareness banners and yard signs. Contact Margaret Kaiser, 410-638-3333 for information.

Attend an Event
August 31 - International Overdose Awareness Day
This day of observance marks the start of Recovery Month in September.
September 9 - Teddy Bear Picnic - 12-3 p.m.
Tydings Memorial Park, Havre de Grace - Visit for information.
September 13 Revival for Recovery - 5:30-8 p.m.
Stone View Farm, Darlington;;
September 16 - ACR Softball for Sobriety - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Visit for information.
September 20 - Addiction Professionals Day
Show your support for those in recovery by wearing the color purple
September 20 - Peer-A-Palooza for Addiction Professionals
Bowling and networking with your peers to celebrate national Professionals Day. Contact for information.
September 30 - Ashely Recovery Day
Visit for information.

All Month - Create and Look for Recovery Rocks
Create your own inspirational Recovery Rock and drop it in Harford County to show support for those in recovery. Post found or created rocks to social media with #Harford4Recovery.

For more events throughout Recovery month visit our partners' websites:

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To learn more about Recovery Month or share your ideas on how to raise awareness please contact the Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy at 410-638-3333.