This September marks Recovery Month’s 22nd year. NRM “promotes the societal benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is 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.”
If you’re interested in getting involved with some Recovery Month activities, here’s a link to SAMHSA’s page of activities, organized by state. In addition, you might want to check with local treatment centers and recovery clubs to see if they have anything planned. Those of you who blog might like to mention it, as well. If every recovering person promotes a better understanding of the process — even with one person — there will be millions of new advocates.