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Recovery Month Public Service Announcements

Find information about Recovery Month public service announcements and strategies for their use.

2019 PSAs available May 2019

Public service announcements (PSAs) are powerful tools to help promote the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery is possible. Recovery Month produces television and radio PSAs in English and Spanish in multiple time durations in both closed and open-ended formats.

You can use the 2018 PSAs to provide support and encouragement to individuals and families in need of treatment and recovery services and to honor those living their lives in recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Help others in your community understand mental and substance use disorders and to alter inaccurate public attitudes and opinions. Generate media interest around treatment and recovery efforts in your community.

The PSAs are not time sensitive. You can use them any time of the year and in future years. View PSAs from previous years.

Watch and Share PSAs

Recovery is real. It happens every day. Help us tell the world.

Millions of people are in recovery, sharing hope, help and support. However, many more are still in need of treatment and recovery services. You can help, by sharing and airing these uplifting PSAs.

Two PSAs. One message of hope. Voices for Recovery delivers real words of encouragement from individuals in recovery, to those seeking help. r is for Recovery helps build and support a community of hope—portraying recovery as a point of pride. Please share both!


Watch and share the Recovery Month 2018 Television PSAs on YouTube.


Listen and share the Recovery Month 2018 Radio PSAs.

How Can I Use PSAs to Promote Recovery Month?

Use these PSAs in conjunction with promoting your event. Since the PSAs are not time-sensitive, you can use them year-round, or from year to year to encourage individuals to seek treatment and recovery services.

Promote the Recovery Month television and radio PSAs by using the following strategies:

  • Call your local television and radio outlets and request that they play the PSAs. Conduct an online search to find your local station’s contact information, and remember to ask for the PSA director when you call.
  • Play the PSAs, in English and Spanish, at your Recovery Month events.
  • Include a link on your website or in promotional materials to the PSAs housed on the Recovery Month website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel, and embed them directly on your website.
  • Send an email blast to supporters with the PSAs, including detailed information about how they, too, can help promote them.

PSA Downloads

Please note, these are large files for broadcast purposes only and will require QuickTime to view and download.

Closed Television PSAs

Watch and share the Recovery Month 2018 Television PSAs.

Open-ended Television PSAs

Open-ended PSAs allow communities and organizations to customize the spots with their local information.

Open-ended Radio PSAs

Information for Broadcasters

The PSA downloads for television and radio are broadcast quality with embedded closed captioning (CC).

Having problems accessing PSAs? Try right clicking a link and saving to your preferred location on your device. Find more information and troubleshooting tips for viewing.

To access all the 2018 Recovery Month television and radio PSAs in English and Spanish, 30- and 20-second formats in closed- and open-ended formats to download, visit, and look for the SAMHSA logo.

In addition to being available for download here, the 2018 broadcast-quality Recovery Month PSAs are also available through ExtremeReach and NAB. Look for the SAMHSA logo.

If you have additional file requests, please send an email to Please include as much detail in your request as possible and note whether inquiring about radio or television PSAs.

The PSAs are freely available for public use without permission from, or charge by, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and SAMHSA. Therefore, their use by anyone should not be construed as an endorsement of the views, opinions, programs, or activities of the use, nor as a reflection of the views of HHS or SAMHSA.

Last Updated: 01/02/2019