National Recovery Month 2017: Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
Recovery Month provides a platform to recognize all in recovery, including family, friends and the professionals who serve them. Individuals in recovery often go unnoticed by the broader population; therefore, Recovery Month provides a vehicle to celebrate and express gratitude for recovery with neighbors, friends, and colleagues. The observance also encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective treatment for those in need.
Now in its 28th year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month in September each year to increase awareness and understanding of mental and/or substance use disorders. The 2017 Recovery Month theme,"Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities!," highlights the value of recovery contributions to families and communities. The theme also invites individuals in recovery and their family members to share their personal stories and successes in order to encourage others.
MRC's Recovery Month events for 2017:
Rally (Caps) for Recovery Twins Game – September 12, 2017
Spirituality Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Major John Donovan – September 7, 2017
Walk for Recovery –
September 16, 2017