National Recovery Month is an annual observance each September that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The main focus is to laud the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions as well as the efforts of those in the behavioral health fields who treat them.
Recovery Month is in its 24th year and spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health. It also promotes that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover every single day.
This year the theme was “Join the Voices of Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness”, which recognized that there are many different ways people can recover. More than 725 events were held throughout the country and over 80 proclamations were received in dedication and support of the month.
With 200 planning partners including government agencies, non-profit organizations, prevention services, treatment facilities, community groups and other affiliations collaborating to plan each observance, there is no doubt that they’re already on their way to making next year’s National Recovery Month yet another huge success.
To learn about some of the events, look at pictures, watch videos and read the proclamations as well as recovery successes, visit the Recovery Month website now.
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