On September 14th SOS will celebrate National Recovery Month at Henry Law Park at our second annual Recovery Rally.
Join us as we will have speakers, music and family friendly activities to celebrate the community around us and the 23 million people in the United States that are in recovery.
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live a healthy and rewarding life.
Now in its 30th year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.
As part of the 30th anniversary, Recovery Month is introducing a new logo that signifies the true meaning and values of the Recovery Monthobservance which, since its inception in 1989, has positively changed many lives. The new Recovery Month logo features an “r” symbol, representing r is for Recovery and the need to support the millions of individuals who are proudly living their lives in recovery.
Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate Recovery Month. They speak about the gains made by those in recovery and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and furthers a greater understanding about the diseases of mental and substance use disorders.
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 Monthalso 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.