National Recovery Month

By September 3, 2014Behavioral Health

We hear success stories quite a bit and usually, they focus on the same type of successes.

We hear the great success stories of those who have battled weight loss. The stories are usually splashed across magazines in the grocery aisle and those who have lost the most quite often make it to the talk show circuit.
We also hear success stories of those who have obtained a physical fitness goal; running a 5k or planking for 10 minutes.
Stories also seem to circulate about those who have achieved entrepreneurial success: newspaper boy to newspaper owner, for instance.

Success stories are wonderful, for they encourage all who hear them. But there are other success stories equally if not more important. They are the stories of recovery told by those who struggled, found treatment and then, found success. It’s these stories we celebrate this September during National Recovery Month.

In its 25th year, Recovery Month “promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders.” Simply put, Recovery Month is about spreading the message that behavioral health is a crucial part of overall health. They go hand in hand. It’s the message that “prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can, and do, recover.”

This year’s theme is “Join the Voices of Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out” and on Saturday, September 20, from 11am-1pm, we invite you to join us at Garrison Park at the Cottonwood Recovery Celebration. We’ll have live music, a free lunch, and stories from those in our community celebrating recovery.

So while September is dedicated to promoting Recovery, remember…you can Speak Up and Reach Out…always. WebBannerRectangle spectrum healthcare ©2014

Cheri Frost

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