National Recovery Month




At Casa Palmera, we celebrate recovery every day of the year. But every September, we also celebrate National Recovery Month.

National Recovery Month aims to promote the benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for substance abuse and mental disorders as well as celebrate people in recovery and the service providers who help make recovery possible.

Recovery Month advocates the benefits of recovery – to individuals, their families, their friends and society as a whole – and spreads the message that “behavioral health is essential to overall health; that prevention works; treatment is effective; and people can and do recover.”

Created in 1989, National Recovery Month was first celebrated as “TreatmentWorks! Month” to honor professionals working in the field of recovery treatment. It then evolved into “National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month” in 1998 to include those in recovery from substance abuse. The month-long observance morphed again in 2011 to become “National Recovery Month,” which encompasses all aspects of behavioral health.

Now in its 25th year, National Recovery Month is a time of a national observance to recognize treatment professionals and service providers as well as honor individuals who are in recovery and continuing to manage their conditions. It is also meant to educate Americans that people who suffer from substance abuse and mental disorders can recover and live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives with the proper help and treatment.

Ultimately, National Recovery Month is about knowing that recovery in all its forms is possible, and that every person can take action to help make education, prevention, treatment and recovery services more available and accessible to those who need them.

Treatment Outcomes

Here at Casa Palmera, recovery is our mission every day, but National Recovery Month is also an important time of observance for both our professionals and our clients. We specialize in the treatment of alcoholism; drug abuse including cocaine and heroine addiction; eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating; trauma treatment for depression, mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder; and dual-diagnosis cases, when clients have both substance-abuse issues and mental disorders.

Casa Palmera, who is accredited by the Joint Commission, offers a unique approach to recovery that draws from the best of modern science as well as ancient healing techniques. Our diverse treatment plans include individual and group therapy, psycho-educational interactive groups and a wide variety of holistic treatments such as yoga, acupuncture, art therapy, meditation and massage.