Did you know that 23 million Americans are living in long-term recovery?

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

Addiction affects all walks of life, it does not discriminate. It’s our neighbors, friends, doctors, teachers, soccer moms…. people just like you. MDC is proudly joining the voices for recovery this month because this is OUR community.

Every Tuesday in September, MDC will be having guest bloggers sharing their journey in recovery. Stories can sometimes be a key factor in helping people start their journey. Make sure to check out our blogs each week to see what story is next!

MDC is also hosting a documentary screening of Generation Found on September 19 at West Town Mall, 7:30 pm. For more information on this film and where to purchase your tickets, please visit our Facebook event page at http://bit.ly/2cD0awd.

Are you interested in sharing your journey in recovery in our blog series this month? Please email Deborah Huddleston at dhuddleston@metrodrug.org for more information.

For more information on Recovery Month and how you can get involved, visit recovery month.gov.