SEPTEMBER IS RECOVERY MONTH
Each September, Starting Point joins with other organizations around the world to celebrate Recovery Month. During the month, we recognize those who are on their recovery journey. In addition, we share information with family, friends and the media about mental illness and substance abuse, so that everyone can understand the scope of the problem. We are also working to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness or substance abuse.
In 2016, an estimated 44.7 million adults aged 18 or older (18.3 percent) had any mental illness in the past year according to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Mental and substance use disorders affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels. They need to know that help is available. These individuals can get better, both physically and emotionally, with the support of a welcoming community.
Often, individuals who experience a mental and/or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and/or substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships that promote acceptance. Support from families is essential to recovery, so it’s important that family members have the tools to start conversations about prevention, treatment, and recovery. Too many people are still unaware that prevention works and that mental and/or substance use disorders can be treated, just like other health problems. At Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare, we have witnessed the positive reality of recovery.
Individuals who embrace recovery achieve improved mental and physical health, as well as form stronger relationships with their neighbors, family members, and peers. We need to make more people feel like recovery is possible. Mental and/or substance use disorders affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels. They need to know that help is available. These individuals can get better, both physically and emotionally, with the support of a welcoming community. Families and communities can find hope and spread the message that recovery works by celebrating the annual National Recovery Month.
More Resources For Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Adults in search of healing from mental, emotional and behavioral problems find help at Starting Point. Our care options focus on the family. We offer treatment for trauma, depression, substance abuse, anger management, and more.
We also offer a unique, medically-managed program for people with alcohol and drug dependence issues. Our plans help treat for alcohol and all opiates, including pain killers and methadone. This program uses both doctors and therapists to help with recovery.
Starting Point also works with law enforcement to provide programs for those in jail and mental health court, providing an alternative that keeps clients out of the justice system while addressing their mental health and substance abuse issues.