International Recovery Month is held every year in September across the world to celebrate those who recover from substance use disorders and mental health related issues, while raising awareness and understanding of these diseases. Recovery Month aims to reinforce the positive message that mental health is just as important as overall physical health, and that through treatment people can and do recover. There a millions of people in America who have had their lives transformed through recovery, and the month of September aims to celebrate this when recovery may go unnoticed.
This September is the 29th year of celebration for Recovery Month; this observance will focus on urban communities, health care providers, members of the media, and policymakers, highlighting the various entities that support recovery within our society. This will explore how integrated care, strong community, and a sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of people with mental and substance use disorders. Through the use of inspiring stories and support this will help people from all walks of life find the path of health, hope, and wellness.
ASAC has plans to celebrate this month by setting up painting classes for the patients within our treatment facilities through the aid of a volunteer. ASAC participated in this last year and it went over very well with our patients by promoting a therapeutic environment through art. On September 18th, at the Clinton ASAC offices there will be an Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Administration Training from 5:30pm-6:30pm. On September 26th, The Blunt Truth about Marijuana training at Central DeWitt High School will occur from 6:30pm-8:00pm. On September 27th, The Heroin Pandemic Training at River Church in Clinton will be occurring from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Come participate in these trainings and events to help celebrate and raise awareness about International Recovery Month in September.