Are you in recovery from an addiction or mental health disorder – or do you know someone who is? The theme for National Recovery Month 2012, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is “Join the Voices for Recovery: It’s Worth It!”
There are several different ways to participate in this annual event, which promotes the societal benefits of prevention and treatment for mental and substance use disorders:
- You can find or sponsor a community event
- Add an awareness widget to your website
- Enter pictures in the Flickr challenge
- Order a customizable PSA for local TV
Now in its 23rd year, National Recovery Month was founded on the belief that we should celebrate the gains made by those in recovery, just as we would with those who are managing other health conditions. The goal is to spread the positive message you can live a healthy and rewarding life with the aid of treatment and mental health services.
Are you looking to start on the road to recovery? Reclaim your life by calling SAMHSA’s National Helpline (1-800-662-HELP), where you can be assisted in both English and Spanish. If you’re already in recovery, find solidarity and support by connecting with others like you at PatientsLikeMe. We have thousands of patients sharing their experiences with numerous disorders, including:
- Alcohol addiction
- Bipolar disorder
- Drug addiction
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Major depressive disorder
- Phobic disorder
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Exchange stories and tips – as well as in-depth treatment evaluations – with those who can truly relate today.