Celebrate National Recovery Month

 

 

Every September, programs and communities across the country celebrate National Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Recovery Month celebrates the achievements made by those in recovery and reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health. The celebrations are as varied as the “journey” each person takes in their recovery process. Often success stories are shared with neighbors, friends, and families reinforcing the positive message of recovery. By doing so, each story shared helps to increase awareness and a better understanding of the disease of substance use disorder and mental health disorder.

The theme for Recovery Month 2017 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities. The 2017 theme highlights the value of family and community support throughout recovery and invites individuals in recovery and their family members to share their experience.

To learn more about Recovery Month visit https://www.recoverymonth.gov/.