September 20, 2012

Young People in Recovery share their stories

Posted Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

By now you probably know we’re knee-deep in National Recovery Month 2012. the month of September, Recovery Month is a national observance educating Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a substance use disorder and/or mental health problem to live a healthy and rewarding life. In order to educate, it’s important to highlights individuals who have reclaimed their lives and are living happy and health lives on long-term recovery.

As part of this year’s National Recovery Month, Young People in Recovery — a movement to empower young people to find and maintain recovery — are sharing their stories via YouTube.

National Recovery Month also honors the treatment and recovery service providers who make recovery possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

All month, the group has been releasing personal video stories of recovery.

Here is Greg Williams’ story:

Here is Michaela Fissel’s story:

Here is James Mahowald’s story:

Click here to check out all the videos.

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