September is National Recovery Month, and here in Arizona there are multiple events that either have been held in celebration or are scheduled to take place still before the end of the month.
Now in its 26th year, the annual observance encompasses the whole country. There are recovery walks, concerts, conferences, rallies, speakers and other community events. Sponsors and participants including treatment facilities and professionals, people in recovery and their family members, and the general public seeking to learn more about addiction, treatment and other recovery-related topics.
This year’s theme is Join the Voices of Recovery – Visible, Vocal and Valuable! Advocates are encouraged to share the successes of treatment and more through every channel possible, including at meetings and on the airwaves. It is also about sharing the fact that peer support is vital and that working to help others can have a profoundly positive impact in the community.
According to the site, there are more than 200 federal, state, and local government entities, as well as nonprofit organizations and associations affiliated with prevention, treatment, and recovery of mental and/or substance use disorders, comprise the Recovery Month Planning Partners’ group. The Planning Partners assist in the development, dissemination, and collaboration of materials; promotion; and event sponsorship for the Recovery Month initiative.
Here at Desert Cove Recovery, we strongly support efforts to educate and assist people in overcoming behavioral health problems such as substance abuse, and will continue to help spread messages of hope while providing effective treatment.