National Recovery Month

National Recovery MonthSeptember is National Recovery Month sponsored by
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
In its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery. The observance also promotes ways first responders, faith leaders, youth and young adults, and policymakers can recognize these issues and reach out to help others, as well as themselves.
It does not come as a surprise that substance use negatively impacts people’s lives and their careers. According to a combined National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from 2008-2012, 10.8 million full-time workers aged 18-64 have a substance use disorder. It is important for those individuals to have access to the help they need to recover, and to regain control of their lives. In the same survey in 2012, 43.7 million people aged 18 or older were reported to have a mental illness. However, only 34.1 million received the necessary mental health services. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
For more information, about Recovery Month, visit If you are in need of recovery services, services offered through Lake Geauga Recovery Centers, Inc. include outpatient and residential treatment. Contact Lake Geauga Recovery Centers at (440) 285-9119 (Geauga County) or (440) 255-0678 (Lake County).