Starting in 1989, National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to celebrate the monumental changes and gains made to help those recovering from substance use. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) uses this month to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices and also highlight the work of service providers and communities who support this field. This month, there are weekly and celebratory dates such as National Suicide Prevention Week and National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. National Recovery Month supports the idea that our behavioral and mental health is just as important as physical health. September makes it a month for us and the public to acknowledge it.
In 2020, it was estimated that 40.3 million people aged 12 or older had a past-year substance use disorder. National Recovery Month focuses on both raising awareness and on celebrating recovery. As of 2017, it is estimated that 9.1%, or 22.35 million adults have resolved a substance use problem. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental disorder that affects a person’s brain and behavior. It can impede their ability to control their use of substances such as drugs, alcohol, or medications. SAMHSA says that when someone decides to follow recovery, they believe that they can recover and manage their conditions successfully.
Considering the widespread impact of these health conditions, it is important for individuals to get the best treatment and recovery support available.
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Recovery services are the backbone of making recovery possible for millions of Americans. Casa Treatment Center is committed to supporting National Recovery Month. Casa Treatment Center believes that recovery support services should be individualized to fit the needs of all individuals. We have various treatment programs that are targeted to address all aspects of an individual’s recovery process. Our approach includes evidence-based therapies, social services, and education.
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