National Recovery Month occurs annually in September to educate people on substance use treatment and mental health services. The goal is to enable individuals in recovery to live healthy and rewarding lives.
This year, for the first time, agencies funded through the LA County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control partnered together to bring awareness for Recovery Month through educational and recreational events.
KYCC’s Prevention Education Services and Recovery Services collaborated with California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CHCADA) to host a virtual event called ‘Creative Connections.’
Creative Connections’ hosted 80 participants and brought guest speakers currently going through recovery to talk about their journey and how they have been connecting with others in creative ways. The speakers discussed connecting with others through art, journaling, and video chatting with others. The participants then wrote letters of support to the recovery community and folded their letters in an origami heart.