September is Recovery Month and CMHA Peel Dufferin joins organizations around the world in recognizing this important event. According to Addictions & Mental Health Ontario (AMHO), 22 per cent of Canadians will be affected by addiction in their lifetime. Recovery Month gives them the opportunity to share stories, talk about treatment options, and reduce the stigma surrounding addiction.
Recovery looks different for everyone. We must continue to speak openly about addiction so those struggling know they are not alone. To show support, members of the public are encouraged to share their stories and use the #RecoveryMonth hashtag on social media.
If you or someone you know needs help, contact CMHA Peel Dufferin. For addiction services call 905-451-2123 or 1-877-451-2123. Those experiencing a crisis can call 24.7 Crisis Support Peel at 905-278-9036 or 1-888-811-2222 (Caledon & Dufferin).
For more information on Recovery Month, visit the Addictions & Mental Health Ontario website: amho.ca/recovery-month/