Recovery Month 2021

September is International Recovery Month.  It is when people around the world participate in events to increase awareness about recovery and to celebrate those who are in recovery.

Recovery Month aims to promote awareness and understanding around substance misuse including alcohol and drugs.  Additionally, it seeks to champion and celebrate individuals from all walks of life who have managed to carry out a successful recovery.  There are millions of people worldwide whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed, Recovery Month provides an opportunity for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments.  It aims to increase awareness and further a greater understanding of mental and addiction disorders.

As part of Recovery  Month The Recovery Academy, in collaboration with multiple services, hosted six recovery pop up cafes throughout Cork & Kerry which were a great success.  Feedback from those attending was they would like similar events, including family events, going forward.

Leave A Light On

The HSE, in conjunction with the Recovery Academy of Ireland, developed the ‘Leave A Light On’ campaign as part of the global celebration of recovery day.  ‘Leave A Light On’ takes place on 30th  September each year.

The campaign was a huge success this year. With the support of Kieran O’Connell the Cork City Hall Offices and Daly’s Bridge (Shaky Bridge) were lit up purple for International Recovery Day. With the help of the County Cork Lady Mayoress the County Hall Offices were also lit up purple.  And for the first time, Kerry Town Hall was lit up as part of the campaign.

The CLDATF would like to thank all those who participated in this years Recovery Month.

Visit Recovery Academy Ireland for more information