Ontario Marks Recovery Month in NipissingSeptember 3, 2019
NORTH BAY – Ontario’s government is joining Addictions and Mental Health Ontario this September to mark the 13th annual celebration of recovery in Ontario.
This September, join family, friends and residents of Nipissing to build awareness, challenge stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
“Together with Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, our government recognizes that through the support of the local community, treatment can be effective, and people living with addiction can recover,” said Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli.
“This September, it’s my hope you and your family can attend a Recovery Month event near you, so that together – we can make a difference.”
Every year, 2.5 million Ontarians experience an addiction or mental health challenge. Recovery Month is an opportunity for those affected by addiction to share stories, talk about treatment options, and to work together to break the stigma surrounding addiction.
- The first annual recovery campaign in Ontario was held in October 2006 by members of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario.
- This year, more than a dozen communities in Ontario are hosting events to celebrate recovery month, from St. Catharines and Brantford to Thunder Bay and Kapuskasing.