Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) http://www.samhsa.gov sponsors National Recovery Month. Its theme this year, Visible, Vocal and Valuable is intended to shine a light on the many success stories of those who achieve remarkable success in business, the arts, engineering and “living” while managing a substance use or mental disorder.
This celebration encourages individuals in recovery and their support systems to promote awareness of the effectiveness of behavioral health treatment.
Recovery Month, now in its 26th year, 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 conditions are also manageable.
Recovery Month highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives. It honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible.
Why It’s Important. . .
Mental and/or substance use disorders affect millions of Americans (nearly one out of every five adults in the United States). Consequently it directly touches the lives of family members, neighbors, and colleagues. The widespread impact and societal cost of these behavioral health conditions is staggering. Yet, too often the disease goes untreated due to the negative stigma of seeking help.
It is our mission at the Oasis Renewal Center to help individuals become free from alcohol and or drug addiction and to live happy and useful lives. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, consider the many faces and voices of recovery and call us for help 501.376.2747