September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a national observance to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can make it possible for those with a mental health and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. This observation promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to health, that prevention works, that treatment is effective, and that people can recover from mental health and/or substance use disorders.
There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed, Recovery Month provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Those in recovery speak about the gains they have made and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In speaking out, they can help to increase awareness and furthers a greater understanding about the diseases of mental health and substance use disorders
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