National Recovery Month September 2016
Are you prepared? The Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has free information to help you plan your own organization or community events as well as find out where other events are being held.
SAMSHA’S onsite recovery month event calendar can be found here
Submit your own event by Clicking Here. Just register for a FREE account then log in and post your event.
If you are planning to promote recovery month the SAMSHA website has a helpful kit you can use. You can get all the information you need to start promoting National Recovery Month September 2016 by Clicking Here.
For several years I have been using SAMSHA’s planning kit and it has aided each organization I have worked with to have a successful event for clients, families, and staff as well as other invited community members and stakeholders.
Hosting these events in your community serves many and accomplishes several purposes:
- Allows members of the community to learn what you do
- Encourages client family members to come learn about services and treatment
- Helps dispel the stigma of alcoholism and treatment particularly medicated assisted treatment
- You can collaborate with other organizations which is a great networking opportunity bonding with another great resource for your clients
There are countless amazing and beneficial reasons to participate and celebrate Recovery in September. Of course we celebrate the success of others on a daily basis but September has given those of us who work in the field and those who need the help, an opportunity to stand together and celebrate. Showing off to the community and world, “here we are, here is what we do, and here is how it works.”
What has your experience been celebrating September National Recovery Month?
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