National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to shed light on the fact that those with mental and substance use disorders are able to live healthy and rewarding lives with the assistance of substance use treatment and behavioral health services. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from behavioral health and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective, and that people can, and do, recover.
National Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate progress made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.
National Recovery Month works 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 possible.
It also highlights the achievements of individuals who have reclaimed their lives in long-term recovery and honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Additionally, it promotes the message that recovery, in all of its forms, is possible and encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment and recovery services for those in need.
Each year, National Recovery Month selects a new focus and theme to spread the message and share the successes of treatment and recovery. The 2019 observance focused on community members, first responders, the healthcare community, and others that support recovery within our society. This year’s theme is, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger”. It reminds us that mental and substance use disorders affect us all, and that we are all part of the solution.
Moore Counseling and Mediation Services, Inc., has used many traditional forms of treatment successfully for over 20 years. However, we are always looking for promising new programs for our clients. When it comes to recovery, one size does not fit all. One of the newest programs that we offer is our H.E.A.T. program. H.E.A.T. is the acronym for Habilitation, Empowerment, Accountability, Therapy. H.E.A.T is a 36-week program that is specifically designed for African American men between the ages of 18 and 29 who have substance use disorders and a history of criminal behavior. It encourages young men to develop meaningful relationships with self, family, community and spirituality. H.E.A.T. has shown great success nationwide with reducing recidivism and continued criminal activities in these men. Moore Counseling is dedicated to providing services to combat addiction and the behaviors that accompany addiction. If you, or a family member, are struggling with addiction, we are only a phone call away at 216-404-1900.
Dr. Martina Moore
President & CEO
Moore Counseling and Mediation Services, Inc.