We observe National Recovery Month each September to support and promote evidence-based treatment and recovery practices and express gratitude to the people involved in making recovery in all forms possible.
National Recovery Month is also a celebration of the gains made by people in recovery. Most of us are accustomed to cheering important gains made by loved ones that are managing physical health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension; National Recovery Month highlights the critical role behavioral health plays in our overall well-being.
Preventive measures and treatment can be highly successful. People can and do recover from behavioral health challenges with the right treatment, and go on to live healthy and rewarding lives. That’s worth celebrating!
Millions of lives have been changed through recovery. For those experiencing alcohol and/or drug addiction, there are recovery programs that can help. Prevention is also crucial, and we celebrate groups that work to keep youth from developing patterns of substance abuse through education and early intervention.
“We all need to work together to increase awareness and improve understanding about diseases and the negative effects of substance abuse,” states Todd Metcalf, Director of Lake County Behavioral Health Services.
This year’s National Recovery Month theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” We want to remind people in the recovery process, and family members and friends supporting them: you are not alone in your journey through recovery. While each individual’s journey is unique, we are all in this together.
Please join Lake County Behavioral Health Services in celebrating National Recovery Month! This September, and throughout the year, remember effective recovery services are available, and help us spread the word, and change lives for the better!
For more information, please contact Lake County Behavioral Health Services at 707-274-9101 or 707-994-7090.