National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance to educate Americans that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance abuse disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Its main focus is to share the gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, just as the medical field shares successes achieved in treatment of diabetes, asthma and heart disease.

National Recovery Month is in its 24th year highlighting individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are living happily and healthy in long-term recovery. It honors the prevention, treatment and recovery service providers that make recovery possible.

Recovery Month promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible, and it encourages individuals to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment and recovery services for those in need.

Millions of Americans’ lives have been transformed through recovery. Their successes go unnoticed by the broader population; thus, Recovery Month provides a vehicle to celebrate these accomplishments. Currently, more than 200 federal, state and local government entities, as well as non-profit organizations, are affiliated with prevention, treatment and recovery of mental and substance abuse disorders.

The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is committed to sharing information and resources for better mental health and the prevention of substance abuse. It now has a website,, and we can be found on Facebook by clicking a link on the website.

If you would like more information, please call the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties at (419) 448-0640 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The board’s hotline is available 24/7 at (800) 826-1306.

Nancy Cochran,

executive director