Did you know that Minnesota is also known as “Minnesober” or “The Land of 10,000 Treatment Centers?!” As a prideful Minnesotan, I could not beam with more pride about these designations for our state. Our own St. Paul has been deemed “The Recovery Capital of the World!” For decades Minnesota has promoted the quality treatment of substance use disorders and as a result, we have formed a powerful recovery community.
We at CARE Counseling are honored to work with those in the recovery community, at the various stages of their substance use and sobriety journey. We wholeheartedly believe that it is a gift to walk with those in this journey and are committed to supporting the incredible power of this community.
September 30, is International Recovery Day, a day when we come together to celebrate recovery across the world!
International Recovery Day is the culmination of National Recovery Month, an annual celebration every September since 1989. Recovery Month raises awareness of mental and substance use concerns, reduces stigma around seeking treatment, and joins us together to celebrate our strong recovery community!
Above all, Recovery Month promotes that:
- Substance use treatment is essential, effective and available.
- People recover and healthy, rewarding lives are within reach!
The 2020 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices of Recovery: Celebrating Connections” aimed to inspire people to see, as we at CARE do every day, the strength and resilience of individuals in recovery.
CARE Counseling expresses our profound gratitude for the dedication of all those in our community who make recovery possible.
Together, let’s spread the message to people seeking recovery that ~
“You are not alone. There’s hope, help, and support available from others.”
Join us for, International Recovery Day, by wearing the color of recovery PURPLE, listening to the stories of those in recovery, and finding out ways to support the recovery community here:
Where can people find support and treatment for mental and substance use disorders?
CARE Counseling Referral Partners:
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/
The Retreat: https://www.theretreat.org/
Park Avenue Center: https://www.parkavenuecenter.com/
Many treatment options exist. SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Locator, https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/, helps people find mental and substance use disorder treatment facilities and programs across the country. SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD), is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year information service and treatment referral (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and substance use disorders. Additionally, the “Treatment and Recovery Support Services” section in this toolkit provides an overview of support options.
Written By: Heidi Bausch, PsyD, Postdoctoral Fellow
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