Every September, local and national organizations across the U.S. take part in National Recovery Month. This is a month dedicated to highlighting the many benefits of modern substance and mental health treatment. At Memphis Recovery Centers, we actively promote involvement in National Recovery Month. That’s true because its mission dovetails perfectly with the goals of the recovery programs at MRC.
These programs allow us to address all forms of substance abuse and addiction. In addition, they allow us to treat dual diagnosis, which is the name for combined substance and mental health problems. Whether you need inpatient or outpatient care, MRC offers customized addiction recovery for both men and women.
Facts About National Recovery Month
National Recovery Month has been held each September for more than thirty years. For a long time, it operated under federal sponsorship. However, today, it is organized by the nonprofit Faces & Voices of Recovery.
Throughout the year, Faces & Voices provides nationwide advocacy on issues related to addiction recovery. This advocacy has numerous goals, including:
- Combating popular stigmas about addiction
- Encouraging affected people to enroll in recovery programs
- Changing public policies that limit access to recovery centers
- Creating a Bill of Rights that applies to everyone in recovery
In September, the organization focuses on National Recovery Month. For 2021, its chosen theme for the month is “Recovery Is for Everyone.” That includes people suffering from addiction or dual diagnosis, as well as their families. In addition, the theme promotes involvement at a wider community level.
This approach acknowledges the true impact of addiction and mental illness. No one faces these problems alone. Instead, families and entire communities are affected. It will also take a broad-based effort to create genuine change.
Celebrating National Recovery Month
Faces & Voices of Recovery promotes National Recovery Month through a dedicated website. This site’s calendar includes events taking place throughout the country. Some of these events are national in scope. However, others take place at a local level.
The list of nationwide events includes:
- The Recovery Month Kick-Off Event (Sept. 9th)
- Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 5th-11th)
- World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10th)
- National Addiction Professionals Day (Sept. 20th)
- International Recovery Day (Sept. 30th)
Local events come in a variety of forms. For example, some organizations host festivals or rallies. Others host 5K runs or other athletic activities. In addition, some organizations host formal galas.
There are events on the official National Recovery Month calendar for each weekend in September. However, that calendar is not comprehensive. Events in your area may or may not be listed. Ask local advocacy groups for information on their plans for the month.
Promoting Recovery Programs
Faces & Voices of Recovery also provides resources for others to promote National Recovery Month. Those resources include an organizing toolkit. Any local or national group can use this free guide when planning their own events. The Faces & Voices site also includes a page for community uploads. Groups that host events can use this page to post photos for public viewing. These photos help create a sense of camaraderie. They also help generate enthusiasm for future National Recovery Month events.
Celebrate National Recovery Month with Memphis Recovery Centers
Are you interested in learning more about National Recovery Month? The staff at Memphis Recovery Centers is happy to serve as your source of information. Memphis Recovery Centers also serves as a top source for high-quality, affordable addiction treatment. At our recovery center, we feature a wide range of effective programs. We also feature a nonprofit approach that helps keep costs down. Our goal is to provide treatment resources to as many people as possible. Call us today at 866.304.8254 for more program details, or you can also contact us through our online form.