It’s National Recovery Month: Let’s Celebrate!
Ready to celebrate your recovery, spread awareness and stop the stigma? It’s National Recovery Month (or Recovery Month), which takes place each September to help honor those of you in recovery from a substance use disorder and encourage others to get the mental health support and proper addiction treatment they need.
Each year, Recovery Month selects a new focus and theme to spread the message and share the successes of treatment and recovery. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” will explore how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose and leadership contributes to “effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders,” according to The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
SAMHSA began the month-long celebration in 1989. At that time, it was called “Treatment Works! Month” and was designed to honor the work of addiction treatment professionals. It was renamed National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month to include individuals in recovery from substance use disorders in 1998 and in 2011 became National Recovery Month (Recovery Month).
Now in its 29th year, Recovery Month highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery and honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment and recovery programs and facilities celebrate the progress made in the recovery community with events ranging from walks and runs to webinars, online chats and live Tweeting. It’s pretty similar to the way many individuals celebrate other diseases like diabetes and breast cancer.
Celebrate National Recovery Month With Us!
Recovery Month is the perfect time to get help for yourself or for someone you love who is struggling with a substance use disorder. To learn about our alcohol and drug rehab treatment programs, call today: 800-761-7575.