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Celebrate recovery Like You Celebrate Life

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Every September, we celebrate Recovery Month as a way to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover from them.  The theme for 2017 is “ Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities.” If there is one thing I’ve learned from working and associating with folks in recovery is that the ways in which one person’s recovery progresses will be different from anyone else’s. Just as one’s treatment was tailored specifically for them, you can expect that the pace of your recovery will be depend a lot on how you “work it,” your emotional and psychological state of mind, your physical condition, the strength of your support network, whether or not you’re employed and other factors. In other words, while in recovery a person can look at how others are doing — perhaps friends made in 12-step groups or those met in...
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September is National Recovery Month

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is sponsoring the 23rd National Recovery Month (Recovery Month). This long-standing, national observance promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. The goal is to educate Americans that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Each September, thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and services around the country celebrate their successes and share them with their neighbors, friends, and...
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Recovery Month 2017 is Around the Corner

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National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is an observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The theme for Recovery Month 2017 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities and is intended to highlight the value of family and community support throughout recovery and to invite individuals in recovery and their family members to share their personal stories and successes in order to encourage others. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Begun in...
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