Recovery Month (September) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a substance use disorder and/or mental health problem to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month highlights individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are living happy and health lives on long-term recovery and also honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. Please visit http://www.recoverymonth.gov
Recovery Month: Celebrating Individuals and Strengthening Communities
Posted by ONDCP Staff on September 01, 2011 at 04:55 PM EDT
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and, as the President’s proclamation outlines, serves as an opportunity to recognize how successful recovery from addiction is possible:
“Recovering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs takes strength, faith, and commitment. Men and women in recovery showcase the power each of us holds to transform ourselves, our families, and our communities. As people share their stories and celebrate the transformative power of recovery, they also help dispel myths and stigmas surrounding substance abuse and offer hope for lifestyles free from alcohol and other drugs”
Throughout the month, ONDCP will be highlighting stories of individual success, family support, community strength and the great work going on across the country to supportthose in recovery. To share your story or the story of the ongoing work in your organization, visit the Share Your Story webpage.
To learn more about recovery activities, visit the ONDCP webpage or RecoveryMonth.gov.