Mental health and substance use disorders affect all communities nationwide. With commitment and support, those impacted can embark on a journey of improved health and overall wellness. The focus of National Recovery Month this September is to celebrate all people that make the journey of recovery possible. The 2021 theme is, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” Broward National Recovery Month events has spread the message that people can and do recover every day for approximately 25 years.
The impact of mental health and substance use disorders is apparent in our local community. A recent lead community committee report indicates a 132% increase of fentanyl and analogs deaths has occurred since 2020. Through Recovery Month events, people become more aware and able to recognize the signs of mental health and substance use disorders. It encourages people in need of recovery services to seek help. Managing the effects of these conditions helps individuals achieve healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally.
The Recovery Month observance continues to work to improve the lives of those affected by mental health and substance use disorders by raising awareness and educating communities about the effective services that are available. For the above reasons, Broward National Recovery Month Committee is asking the citizens of Broward County to join us in celebrating this September as National Recovery Month.