Each September, National Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

Now in its 23rd year, Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that help make recovery possible.

This year’s theme, “Recovery is For Everyone:  Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” emphasizes that recovery is possible for all Americans.  There are many pathways to recovery and it’s important to support individuals and their families at every step along their journey, in whatever form it takes.  Everyone can support and encourage those working toward recovery.

Oftentimes, individuals who experience a substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships that promote acceptance. Support from families is essential to recovery, so it’s important that family members have the tools to start conversations about prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Too many people are still unaware that prevention works, and that substance use and mental health disorders can be treated, just like other health problems.

If you, or someone you know is experiencing a substance use disorder, we encourage you to seek help. Sana Lake is proud to serve both the Greater St. Louis area, along with the Kansas City area. Through our individualized approach to treatment, we offer substance use disorder treatment services such as medically monitored detox, inpatient residential treatment, outpatient behavioral wellness centers, Supportive Recovery Housing, and our Members for Life recovery community.

For more information, please call us at (636) 337-3155. Reference: https://www.samhsa.gov/recovery-month