Let’s Celebrate National Recovery Month
Tomorrow is September 1st and it marks the beginning of the 23rd Annual National Recovery Month. Recovery Month “is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.” In 1989 it was referred to as TreatmentWork! Month honoring the work of treatment and recovery professional in the field. In 1998 it evolved to National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month including not only treatment and recovery professionals, but also individuals in recovery from substance use disorders. It was just last year, 2011, that a new name was proposed National Recovery Month now including all aspects of behavioral health.
Join the Voices for Recovery ~ It’s Worth It
Joining in National Recovery Month is really pretty easy. They have a wonderful website with varied opportunities, take a few minutes and get involved. Here are a just a few ways to Join the Voices.
- Send a Recovery Month e-card to touch base with your friends and family
- Find a Recovery Event to attend
- Create a Recovery Event and post it on the National Recovery Month website
- Sponsor a National Recovery Month event
Cottonwood Tucson Happily Sponsors A Recovery Month Event
One of largest statewide National Recovery Month events is The Art Of Recovery Expo. This is a FREE to the public, one-day event offering educational workshops, resources and solutions organized by TogetherAZ. The event is open to those in recovery, recovery professionals, those seeking recovery, and families and friends of those in recovery, and those needing recovery. This year the keynote speakers will be John Bradshaw and Herschel Walker. The event will be held from 10:00AM – 5:00PM at the Phoenix Convention Center, Hall F.
Cottonwood Tucson is a Supporting Sponsor the The Art Of Recovery Expo and our own award winning Executive Chef Richard Serna will be demonstrating health conscious recipes.
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What are your plans for National Recovery Month?
Have you made any plans for National Recovery Month? We hope you will find an event to attend and maybe we will see you in Phoenix, AZ on September 22nd. In the meantime, we have installed a little National Recovery Month inspirational quotes widget on our blog. It is there in the right margin, also notice you can “like” National Recovery Month’s Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter.
Wishing you a peaceful Labor Day Weekend and asking you to Join the Voices…people can and do recover!