In September communities, individuals, and families all over America are celebrating the reality, hope, and possibility of recovery from substance use disorders. To help bridge the gap between prevention and recovery, we want to hear from those who have fought and won the battle over addiction! We know that building resiliency, developing positive coping skills, and reducing risk factors all play a part, but what are the real stories?
What could have been said, taught, instilled, or changed to have prevented this disease from taking over your life in the first place? What would you have told your teenage self that would have changed the course of your life? What will, or did, you tell your children to keep them from following your destructive path?
Help the prevention community celebrate National Recovery Month by weighing in! As Jeff Linkenbach states, “Stories trump data.” Use your story today to keep teen substance use rates on the decline!