September is National Recovery Month Serenity House of Flint to host online walk/ rally

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September is National Recovery Month — a national observance held every September to educate 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.

The Serenity House in Flint is hosting their Annual Flint Recovery Walk & Rally, which will now be online to accommodate the needs of the community because of COVID 19. The 6th Annual Flint Recovery Rally Online takes place on Saturday Sept. 26 via zoom. Registration for the rally began on Sept. 1. A variety of speakers from across the nation will go on at 10am and end at 2pm.

Recovery awareness is of the utmost importance to help heal the damage caused by addiction. Now with the negative effects of COVID-19 at hand, services provided by the Serenity House are needed even more. The Serenity House of Flint is a 501c3 non-profit recovery community organization that advocates for people in addiction recovery and provides holistic options for the community.

The Flint Recovery Rally Online will celebrate recovery virtually through an online platform. Expected participants include people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and drugs, as well as their families, friends, addiction-treatment professionals, elected officials and other allies as part of National Recovery Month. They hope to have 200 registrants for the program.

National Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

The 2020 National Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them, that they all have victories to celebrate and things they may wish they had done differently. Recovery Month will continue to educate others about substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, the effectiveness of treatment and recovery services, and that recovery is possible.

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