Thursday, September 2, 2021 9:30:00 AM
Recovery Diversity Highlighted During National Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) which is observed nationally to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.
This year's theme is "Recovery is for Everyone." We know that recovery is not "one size fits all" and that every person who needs services should have access to them. Treatment, services and policies have evolved over the years to become as diverse as the individuals served, and advocates have pushed for best practices to meet the needs of every population.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) promotes a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) which is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families, and communities to achieve improved health, wellness, and quality of life. Local recovery supports that promote long-term recovery include peer coaching and recovery housing. These supports help those working on their recovery maintain their sobriety by giving them a peer supporter who can identify warning signs of relapse and stable housing that ensure positive, safe environments.