Celebrating National Recovery Month

recoverymonth2013National Recovery Month is an annual observance that occurs every September with events held all over the country. The theme for 2013 is “Join the Voices of Recovery: Together on the Pathways to Wellness”.

For more than 20 years National Recovery Month has celebrated the restoration of millions of lives and advocated for things such as providing greater access to treatment for substance abuse and other mental health issues.

There are more than 200 Federal, State and local government entities, as well as non-profit organizations and associations affiliated with prevention, treatment, and recovery of mental and substance use disorders, comprise the Recovery Month Planning Partners’ group. This year organizers emphasize that there are many ways that people can prevent behavioral health issues, seek treatment, and sustain recovery as part of a commitment to living a mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy life.

Of course here at Family First Intervention, we recognize that there are many ways for people to recover, and we work with individuals and family members to help find programs that fit what is needed rather than trying to push everyone into a one size fits all approach.

If you have a loved one in need of treatment for substance abuse or mental health problems, contact us today to find out how you can get them the help they need. You can also check out the Recovery Month website to learn more about special events happening around the country.

Mike Loverde

As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), member of NAATP, NAADAC, and accredited by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Mike Loverde knows first-hand what it’s like to live life with addiction. By overcoming it, he had a calling to work with others who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions—the people who use and the families who feel helpless watching them decay.

With thousands of interventions across the United States done and many more to come, Loverde continues to own the intervention space, since 2005, by working with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and others who need expert assistance for their patients who need intervention. To further his impact on behavioral health and maximize intervention effectiveness, Loverde is near completion of a Masters in Addiction Studies (MHS) accreditation, as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), and is committed to attaining the designation of a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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