We Are Stronger Together New Mexico!
Recovery Communities of New Mexico
Recovery Communities of New Mexico (RCoNM) is an informal collaboration of our state's local recovery advocates who promote recovery from substance use disorder and other behavioral illnesses. Since 2014, RCoNM has encouraged advocates to celebrate recovery during September, National Recovery Month. Our goal is to celebrate every New Mexican in recovery, reduce stigma, provide resources, and encourage those struggling to seek peer support and recovery.
Each year over a dozen New Mexico communities throughout the state unite and join together to celebrate recovery and healing from substance use disorders, mental illness, and a myriad of other conditions.
This year a record 20 New Mexico communities are hosting Recovery Celebrations!
National Recovery Month
National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is 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.
Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. This observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate Recovery Month. They speak about strides made by those in recovery and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and foster a greater understanding about mental and substance use disorders.