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National Recovery Month

National recovery month

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. In honor of National Recovery Month there will be a showing of the Anonymous People September 26th at 5pm in the Third Street Center. Let’s celebrate our recovery together and we hope to see you there!

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The observance’s main focus is to celebrate the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover. Mental and Substance Use Disorders : Fast Facts In 2011, 45.6 million U.S. Adults aged 18 or older had a mental illness in the past year. In the United States, a person dies from suicide every 15 minutes. In 2011, 20.6 million people aged 12 or older were classified with substance dependance…

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