Recovery Month 2020

Berks is celebrating “Recovery Out Loud!”
Facebook live speaker series starts tonight 

Reading, PA: Starting tonight, September 1, the Council on Chemical Abuse has organized a virtual speaker series in honor of National Recovery Month. The Facebook Live series will be held every Tuesday and Thursday night in September at 6 PM on the Berks RISE Center Facebook page 

The series will include recovery stories and focus on different approaches (pathways) to recovery. “There is no one approach for the millions of individuals who find the path to recovery, said Yvonne Stroman, the series host. “Individuals seeking holistic wellness do so through various means. Embracing various pathways to recovery ensures more lives find freedom from mood-altering chemicals and/or behaviors.”

The purpose of this series is to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and promote the message that behavioral health is essential to wellness, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover. 

In addition to the live speaker series, individuals in recovery and their loved ones are invited to submit a short video or photo answering “What does recovery mean to you?” Submissions will be posted on the Berks RISE Facebook page throughout September. 

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Submit a Video or PhotoShare what recovery means to you!

Mental and substance use disorders can affect anyone, including people in Berks County. Our community must remain vigilant and dedicated to the recovery process by helping people address these preventable and treatable conditions, and support individuals in recovery, as well as their family members. 

National Recovery Month is an annual observance held during September to educate people about how substance use and mental health services can enable individuals and their families to live healthy and rewarding lives. 

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