Recovery is 365

Publisher’s Note  – by Barbara Nicholson Brown


Each September, National Recovery Month is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in an effort to “increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.”  While the calendar gives us 30 days for recovery month, it is one day at a time, every day of the year.


For anyone thinking about taking a step toward sobriety, maybe just getting started, recovery might seem difficult, even unattainable. But it is possible. Being alive means, we will face peaks and valleys, and that’s why we need a support system. I can’t imagine living any other way but sober. Thank you to all who have helped me and led the way.