September – National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
Various communities across Missouri hosted events to spread the word that addiction is a treatable disease, recovery is possible and communities become stronger as a result of recovery. Recovery Month highlighted the benefits of treatment and recovery support not only for the individual seeking or in long term recovery, but for their family, friends and the community that supports recovery efforts.
This year’s Recovery Month theme: “Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!” reflects the campaign’s goal of reaching groups who may be susceptible to alcohol and/or drug use during times of stress, such as the country’s current economic recession. Stress and other external circumstances can lead to the onset and relapse of addiction, particularly among specific groups who face stressful life situations.
Nearly a dozen Recovery Month events took place across the Show-Me State with the help of ACT Missouri and the Missouri Recovery Network.