There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Recovery Month provides a way for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate Recovery Month. Often, people who experience mental health or a substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental health and substance use disorders.

Recovery is for everyone because it benefits everyone. In recovery, we build new connections to ourselves, our families, and our communities. The Recovery Month tagline, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community”, reminds people in recovery and those who support them that recovery belongs to all of us. While it may be tempting to characterize recovery as a universal experience or a single journey, our community is proof that there are as many pathways to recovery as there are people. Our strength is our diversity and because of who we are, the recovery community has unique opportunities to learn, challenge, grow, and dream.

Too many people are still unaware that prevention works and that mental health and substance use disorders can be treated, just like other health problems. Recovery Month shares information about recovery from mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders, the effectiveness of treatment, and that recovery is possible.

This month, we will be sharing information about recovery on our Facebook page. We encourage you to share this information with your friends and family and help us spread the word that recovery is possible in Clay County.