National Recovery Month celebrates the lives of millions of Americas who have reclaimed their lives; who are happy and healthy in long-term recovery. At the same time, Recovery Month honors the prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities that make recovery possible. Recovery Month also provides a forum for those in recovery to share their success stories nationwide and throughout the world. Every year, a theme for Recovery Month is selected to encourage individuals to share their stories. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices For Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!” which highlights the value of family support throughout recovery. The theme also invites individuals in recovery and their family members to share their personal stories and successes in order to encourage others to do the same.
National Recovery Month is also a time to educate Americans about the benefits treatment and mental health services, and emphasize that those with mental and/or substance use disorders can live a healthy and rewarding lifestyle. The positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover is reinforced throughout National Recovery Month's observance. Encouraging individuals in recovery to share their stories allows those positive messages to be promoted and emphasizes that recovery, in all its forms, is possible.
For more information regarding Dominion Hospital's substance use and psychiatric illness program, Intersect, please visit: Substance Abuse Treatment Program and Psychiatric Care