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LGBT Foundation Celebrates Recovery Month

Published: 01 September 2020 Tags: By Joe Nellist

This month and each September is International Recovery Month.

Recovery Month is held to increase awareness, challenge stigma, and celebrate the success of those in recovery.

Now in its 31st year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery. It works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

The theme for 2020 National Recovery Month is Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.

Particularly important during the current pandemic when so many are isolated from or unable to access their usual coping strategies.

At LGBT Foundation we have been building our Recovery Community for over 3 years. This is extremely important given the increased prevalence of substance misuse issues within the LGBT Community and the calls for safe and LGBT specific services.

The LGBT Recovery Community in Manchester owes so much to our Recovery Champions – A team of volunteers, usually with their own experiences of recovery. This recovery month we want to shine a light on the Recovery Champions and share our gratitude for everything they give back to the community.

If you would like more information on the Substance Misuse service at LGBT Foundation please email substance.misuse@lgbt.foundation