September Is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

This September will mark the 28th anniversary of National Recovery Month. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, approximately 21.5 million people aged 12 or older have suffered from a substance use disorder – making up roughly 8% of the population.

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance which occurs every September to educate and remind Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Mental and/or substance use disorders can affect anyone, including people in Gainesville, where 34.8% of people have a mental health and/or a substance use disorder.

HealthStreet offers Free Therapy Night, which provides free, short-term individual mental health counseling to anyone who is otherwise unable to afford mental health services. Please call 352-273-9425 for an appointment.