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" but every person who needs services should have access to them.
Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC)
SAMSHA defines a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) as 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. By design, a ROSC provides individuals and families with support to make informed decisions regarding their care. Services are designed to be accessible, welcoming, and easy to navigate. A fundamental value of a ROSC is the involvement of people in recovery, their families, and the community to continually improve access to and quality of services that advance recovery from addictions and promote mental wellness.
Download ROSC Resource Book (PDF)
Earlier this year, the ADM Board embarked on a community assessment of how well the ADM system of care measures up to the core ROSC principles. This was accomplished through an online survey and focus groups with stakeholders which included people in recovery, family members, criminal justice system representatives, educators, faith leaders, provider agency leadership and staff, local social service agencies, and ADM Board staff & board members. The results included the identification of strengths, opportunities for improvement and action steps to inform planning for the ADM system of care.
View Assessment Summary (PDF)
Recovery is Beautiful
The Recovery is Beautiful website, produced by the Ohio Association of County and Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA), is about changing the conversation about mental illness and addictions and providing hope and encouragement to those in recovery. It aims to raise awareness that these illnesses are treatable, people do recover, and that recovery should be celebrated.
Rock and Recovery
Rock & Recovery is an online and HD radio listening experience produced by WAPS-FM in Akron, Ohio. Rock & Recovery mixes inspiring stories and messages of strength, and hope, from professional health-care providers, addicts, comedians, and family members. These powerful stories and meaningful messages are carefully woven in between hand-picked music. This music is uplifting without being preachy, spiritual without religion and familiar to a wide audience. Rock & Recovery is not associated with any sect, denomination, political ideology, organization, or institution.