Join me in celebration as I discuss behavioral health recovery and share my journey.
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National Recovery Month is a national observance, an education initiative that educates, illustrates and celebrates that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy, rewarding life.
The observance celebrates persons recovering from these conditions, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, cancer and heart disease. The resounding message is behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Recovery Month, now in its 23rd year:
* highlights individuals who lives in long-term recovery
* honors the prevention, treatment, and recovery service providers
* promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible, and
* encourages actions to expand and improve the availability and quality of prevention, treatment, and recovery services for those in need.Although millions of lives are transformed through recovery, these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population. Recovery Month is a vehicle to celebrate these accomplishments.
The 2012 Recovery Month observance emphasizes that while the road to recovery may be difficult, the benefits of preventing and overcoming behavioral health conditions are significant and valuable to individuals, families, and communities.