National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national 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. Recovery Month is sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.
Now in its 29th year, Recovery Month highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery and honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Recovery Month also promotes the message that recovery in all of its forms is possible and encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need.
The 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders.
At Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, we have years of experience and personal stories to help people who are questioning or dealing with substances, their own or a loved ones. No matter where on the scale of addiction or abuse someone may be, we confidentially partner with you, and them, to begin on a course of awareness and change. We are here for you. Please don’t ever hesitate to reach out.
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