The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone,” reminds people no one is alone in their journey. While every journey may look different, we are all in this together. Recovery Month gives us time to reflect and be intentional with our actions. We seek to educate others about substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, the effectiveness of treatment and recovery services, and that recovery is possible. The Office of Recovery Services believes that strength, support, and hope, promotes resiliency. The City of Boston is here to assist you.
Please join us and our community partners as we celebrate recovery, and deepen our understanding of substance use disorder. To participate in any of the events, please check out our Recovery Month calendar below.Featured events
Author TalkAuthor Talk
National Recovery Month: Author talk with Patrick Radden Keefe
The City of Boston and RIZE Massachusetts are proud to welcome award-winning author Patrick Radden Keefe for a discussion of his recent bestselling book, "Empire of Pain: The...
2021 Recovery Month Reading RecommendationsReading Recommendations
- "Chasing the Scream", Johann Hari
- "Empire of Pain", Patrick Radden Keefe
- "If You Love Me", Maureen Kavanaugh
- "Recovery Rising", William White
- "Righteous Dopefiend", Jeff Schonberg
- "The Least of Us", Sam Quinones
- "The Thirteenth Step", Markus Heilig
- "Undoing Drugs", Maia Szalavitz
- "Basketball Junkie: A Memoir", Bill Reynolds and Chris Herren
- "Beautiful Boy", David Sheff
- "Drink", Ann Dowsett Johnston
- "Dry", Augusten Burroughs
- "Pain Killer", Brantt Myhres
- "Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood", by Koren Zailckas
- "The Recovering", Leslie Jamison
- "Water by the Spoonful", Quiara Alegría Hudes
- "Alcoholics Anonymous", Bill Wilson
- "Drop the Rock", Bill P. et al
- "Narcotics Anonymous"
- "Refuge Recovery", Noah Levine
- "Unsubscribe", Josh Korda
- "When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times", Pema Chödrön
"The Illustrated Easy Way to Stop Smoking", Allen Carr, 2017.