In areas near you, recovery related events will be held all month long, promoting the benefits of recovery. This month is a good for people in recovery, allowing them to join together to celebrate their accomplishments in recovery and spread the message to those new to, or maybe interested, in recovery. Recovery events are also important for society as a whole, opening up the dialogue about addiction with the hopes of breaking the stigma of an insidious disease which claims lives every day.
On August 31, 2015, marking the beginning of the 26th Recovery Month, the President proclaimed September as the National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. President Obama eloquently states the importance of addiction recovery, treatment and prevention. Please take a moment to read the Proclamation: