National Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month’s purpose is to educate people on the disease of addiction and mental health issues and to spread positive and encouraging messages to those in or affected by recovery. It is also to show the general public that treating behavioral and mental health will improve overall health.
National Recovery Month is a national observance that began in 1989 to honor the healthcare professionals that work in treatment and recovery. Over the years it has evolved to honor all those affected by either addiction or mental health.
This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!”, The theme also invites individuals in recovery and their family members to share their personal stories and successes in order to encourage others. Everyone coming together and talking about these big issues will bring awareness and help people understand the recovery community.
Addiction can happen to anyone, and it can happen to your family, and the important thing to do is get into treatment for it. Recovery needs to be the number one priority in your life.