September is National Recovery Month. Wildwood Farm joins hands with millions of other people to recognize that treatment is effective, and recovery is real. Here are some statistics that might expand your thinking around the relative size of the recovery community.
- 20.2 million Americans (8.2% of the U.S. population) identify as a person in recovery from a drug/alcohol use problem
- 30.8 million Americans (12.5% of the U.S. population) identify as a person in recovery from a mental health issue
Wildwood Farm is proud to serve the queer community of this general population, and we’re grateful to see such a growing societal awareness and acceptance of the national recovery community. As part of our mission, we encourage people to seek and celebrate an even more profound recovery – the recovery of one’s authentic self.
We do that for the LGBTQ recovery community by creating a one-of-a-kind environment that we call queer-normative, celebrating the LGBTQ culture as normal, legitimate, and dominant. In most cases, it is the first time that our residents experience life in the majority. Wildwood Farm becomes a relaxed, safe space where our residents experience the simple essence of their being. Its as if the soul is bathed in the warm waters of acceptance. That is what makes this healing environment genuinely transformative.
Recovery from substance abuse, recovery from mental health issues, and recovery of one’s authentic self; that, my friends, is something to celebrate.
For more information about National Recovery Month: www.recoverymonth.gov