September is Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month! The theme for Recovery Month 2018 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose and Community.
The theme of 2018 examines how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose and leadership all contribute to a successful recovery for those with mental and substance use disorders.
Recovery Month poses to increase awareness and understanding of those who are suffering and celebrate those who have recovered. The goal of the month is to educate Americans that addiction treatment and mental health services can help those who are suffering achieve a better quality of life.
Millions of Americans have bettered their lives through recovery. Though, this sometimes goes unnoticed by the population; therefore, Recovery Month aims to celebrate their success without shame. Each September, thousands of recovery programs, treatment and prevention services celebrate their accomplishments with the public in an effort to educate people about who recovery is for, how it works and why it’s the best option for the patient.
Though we only celebrate recovery one month a year, it’s never the wrong time to ask for help. If you think you’re suffering from a mental or substance disorder, contact your doctor and find the help you need.