September is Recovery Month. From the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of treatment for substance use and mental disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. 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.
Ventura County Behavioral Health will present a related event later this month; Recovery Month Conference 2011: Trauma-Informed Care: An Essential Element of Recovery will be held on September 28 in Ventura. Straight Up will be among the presenters.
Recovery Month links and resources: