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September Is National Recovery Month

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National Recovery Month acknowledges the gains made by people in recovery, as well as the improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions like hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. This national observance occurs every September and helps to inform the public about the ways that substance use treatment and mental health services can assist people with mental and/or substance use disorders.

National Recovery Month sends the positive message that behavioral health is an essential aspect of maintaining our overall health, and also emphasizes ways to prevent and treat substance use. Millions of Americans have had their lives transformed through recovery. Unfortunately, these success stories go unnoticed by the general public. Recovery Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate these accomplishments

This September, thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities across the United States will celebrate Recovery Month. These groups will share success stories and speak about the gains made by those in recovery. This helps to raise awareness and understanding about mental and substance use disorders.

2018 will be the 29th year of National Recovery Month. A major part of Recovery Month is promoting the message that recovery is possible if ordinary citizens take actions that expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need.

Every year, Recovery Month chooses a central theme and focus to spread awareness about the successes of treatment and recovery. For 2018, Recovery Month will focus its attention on urban communities, health care providers, members of the media, and policymakers in order to highlight the various entities that support recovery.

This year’s Recovery Month theme is, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community.” This theme will look at how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership all contribute to effective treatments that make the recovery of people with mental and substance use disorders sustainable. To learn more about this year’s and past year themes, click here.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a tool kit for Recovery Month that holps people and organizations raise awareness about the power of recovery. The toolkit includes:

  • Media outreach templates
  • Tips for event planning & community outreach
  • Audience-specific information & data on behavioral health conditions
  • Resources for prevention, treatment, and recovery support services

If you need help reaching out to local communities and encouraging individuals in need of services to seek treatment, click here. You can also find additional resources on the Recovery Month website.

Get Help With Your Recovery Today

At Turning Point, we are dedicated to helping our patients overcome their mental and substance use disorders. We offer a number of different treatment programs to assist with your needs, including:

Call (973) 380-0905 to speak to one of our Rehab professionals in New Jersey. Get started on your recovery today!

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