September is National Recovery Month. Let’s spread hope! We can and do recover. If you are sober, you are encouraged to post the amount of time you have sober on our Facebook page “This is Recovery” and use the hashtag #wedorecover on Twitter and Facebook.
Give our brothers and sisters who are still struggling hope by posting how long you have been in recovery and telling an inspirational story of what you are doing now. Share what motivates you every day to maintain your recovery. You can even add a photo of what healthy, sober living looks like. Whatever you feel good about, we want you to share with others so they can be inspired to reach for recovery.
Also, if you scroll to the bottom of our This is Recovery Facebook page, you will see a photo of Libby in a dress. This is most likely the only time that will happen, so you don’t want to miss it!
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Now in its 27th year, the theme for Recovery Month 2016 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.
Check our National Recovery Month Events page for a list of events in and around our area that promote awareness and hope for recovery.