It is estimated that 22.35 million (9.1%) Americans are in recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD) (Kelly et al., 2017). Thirty-one years ago SAMHSA designated September as Recovery Month with the goal of changing the public face of recovery by educating Americans that SUD treatment and recovery support services help individuals live healthy and rewarding lives in their communities. Recovery Month celebrates these millions of people in recovery from substance use and mental health issues, reminding us that behavioral health is an essential component to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can, and do, recover.
Peer recovery support services and Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) are designed to help individuals with substance use and mental health issues enter into and navigate systems of care and stay engaged in the recovery process. As participants and staff of RCOs located in the HHS Region 8 states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming, we invite you to join us in September to Celebrate Connections with recovery events featuring speakers in recovery, live music from musicians in recovery, and learn more about how to connect with the RCOs in your area.
Monday, Sept 14: Joseph Hogan-Sanchez, Faces & Voices of Recovery
How to Join:
On the day of each event, CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE WEBINAR ROOM
Each event will be broadcast on Facebook LIVE.