Recovery Month is being celebrated every year during the month of September. It started in 1989 under the name of Treatment Works! Month, to honour and acknowledge the efforts of addiction professionals. In 1998, It was renamed to Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in an effort to not only honour the addiction professionals, but to also draw attention and focus to the work and efforts of individuals suffering from substance use disorder.
The core purpose of this month-long event is to educate people on mental health and substance use disorders along with celebrating the recovery of individuals who are doing good in life after the treatment.
The theme for this year’s recovery month is: “ Join the Voices for Recovery: It’s Worth It”.
The purpose of celebrating recovery month is to promote societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for substance use and mental disorders. The goal of celebrating this event is to educate people that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental health or substance use disorder to live a healthy and normal life. The celebration of this event spreads the positive message that behavioural health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Each September, thousands of prevention, treatment and recovery programs and services across the globe celebrate their successes and share their client’s stories with friends, colleagues and on social media platforms to educate the people about recovery. These success stories often go unnoticed, therefore recovery month provides a vehicle to celebrate those milestones and accomplishments.
H&H Health Care’s Recovery Month
We at H&H Health Care are proud of our recovery role models and are celebrating their success stories by various ways. It is in our vision to create recovery role models in the society. Our aim is to create an entire community of recovery role models who are able to thrive on their own and are able to bring ‘change’ in the society through their motivational speeches, life skill training and leadership qualities. Our recovery heroes are spreading awareness in the society about the substance use and mental health disorders. They want to end drug addiction from the country and are setting their goals, accordingly. They want to end the stigma related with substance use and mental health.
H&H Health Care as an organisation is committed to promote our recovery heroes, using all of our resources. We are hoping to revolutionise our educational system by adding subject of “Mental Health” in the school’s curriculum. By doing so, we believe we can produce recovery heroes on the grassroots level. H&H Health Care and it’s recovery heroes are carrying a vision which is larger than life and a dream which we all want to become a reality. Join us in celebrating recovery month as we celebrate the success stories of our heroes who are changing the world after changing themselves.
If someone you know is suffering from substance use or mental health disorder, please know there’s help: