Monday, August 31, 2009

September is Recovery Month

Tomorrow is the first day of Recovery Month to honor and celebrate the lives of everyone both in recovery and those whose lives have been touched by the disease of addiction. We invite you to join us.  Recovery NC will be highlighting your stories and events all month long.  Want to be a part of the biggest month long celebration in North Carolina?  Here are some things you can do to make this the best recovery month celebration ever:


1.       Sign Up – our numbers are over 6000 but we still want to grow our list.  Signing up takes less time than checking your email and can be done by going to and entering your name and county.  Want to sign up more?  On that same page you can download our sign up sheet to get your friends, colleagues, neighbors and family to participate.  We would love to show a huge number before the end of September and we need your help to do it.


2.       Share your story.   While many websites post stories of people who have achieved recovery, we are interested in hearing those other voices in addition to the voices of persons in recovery. So, we encourage anyone who desires to tell a story from their perspective (a loved one – spouse, child, mother, father, sister, brother, cousin, etc. - best friend, advocate, provider of any services that assist persons on their roads to recovery as well as those who are in recovery from addiction) to select the template that you feel most comfortable using, or create your own unique story. Not all stories have a happy ending, but more do end happily than the American public realizes.  You can download the story templates from - we will post them anonymously per your request but want to remember and celebrate the lives of everyone that has experienced addiction.


3.       Share your event.  Every page of has a banner where you can find the event in North Carolina closest to you.  We encourage you to find an event near you or if you are hosting an event  please post it on or email – we’d like to let everyone know about the diversity of the celebrations in North Carolina by posting as many as we can.  Do you have a unique event in the state?  Let us know about it.  We’re excited to learn about your celebrations!


We hope everyone has a great September and look forward to hearing from you.  We want you to know that we are celebrating lives this month and hope your participation with Recovery NC and makes your Recovery Month the best one yet!


Thanks and again – if you only do one thing this month to celebrate recovery Sign Up and get a friend to Sign Up – our strength is in our numbers,


Donna M. Cotter - RecoveryNC Coordinator


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