National Recovery Month 2019 is Here
“During Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and throughout the year, let us remember those who have bravely conquered their addiction. We also pray for those currently suffering so they may, through effective treatment and the strength of family and friends, transform their lives.”
~ President Donald Trump
To anyone who has ever struggled with an addictive or mental disorder, Happy Recovery Day 2019!
Now in its 30th year, Recovery Month is a national observance held every September. All month long, the missions are to celebrate people in recovery, raise awareness and increase understanding of mental and substance abuse disorders, and recognize advances in therapies and medications.
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Recovery Month aims to remind us that addiction treatment IS effective and that people DO get better.
But one of the most important goals of National Recovery Month is to educate the public about the disease of addiction, thereby helping to reduce the very real stigma associated with mental illness and problematic substance use. This stigma is often what discourages some people from seeking the specialized professional help they so desperately need.
The Theme for 2019
This year, the theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We are Stronger”, highlighting the need for communities around the country to build networks and share resources and information. This is critically important, because literally every part of America has been touched by the decades-long overdose crisis. Virtually EVERYONE knows SOMEONE who drinks to excess, abuses illicit drugs, misuses prescription medications, or struggles with a mental illness.
And because we all have been affected, we all should be part of the solution.
To find Recovery Month events near you, click here.
Lasting Recovery, the top-rated outpatient drug rehab program in San Diego, encourages and supports any public efforts that address the ongoing addiction and overdose epidemic, not just in Southern California, but throughout the United States.
If you or someone you care about needs help for substance abuse, with or without a dual diagnosis that includes a co-occurring mental disorder, Lasting Recovery is your most-trusted local resource.
To start your own journey toward sobriety and better mental health, contact Lasting Recovery TODAY.