“Thank you to everyone at Rimrock Foundation. You saved my life.”

Eliza R.

Celebrating Recovery

September marks National Recovery Month in the United States. It is observed every year with the hope of educating Americans that treatment, for substance abuse and mental health issues, is the most effective way of helping those who suffer from these disorders achieve recovery and live a healthy and rewarding life. Throughout September, we celebrate the gains made by those in recovery. Our goals are to reinforce that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover!

Recovery Month celebrates the successes of the millions of Americans who have transformed their lives by achieving recovery. The successes of those who have gone through treatment and are in recovery often go unnoticed by the broader population. Across the U.S. individuals and groups will highlight the achievements of those who have reclaimed their lives through long-term recovery, and honor those who work to make treatment and recovery possible.

This year marks the 29th anniversary of Recovery Month. The 2018 Recovery Month theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community.” This theme will focus on how integrated care, a strong community, a sense of purpose and leadership, all contribute to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental health and substance use disorders. Rimrock takes a lot of pride in celebrating the successes of those who have achieved recovery through our program. We use Recovery Month to educate the communities we serve that treatment works and substance use disorders can be cured like other health conditions.

As part of Recovery Month, and to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, Rimrock will be hosting a symposium on the “Trauma of Addiction in Our Communities.” The symposium will be held on Sept. 14th from 8:00 – 5:00, at the Big Sky Resort. You can find more information or register for the event by going to our website: www.rimrock.org/events.  The symposium will include a keynote address by Montana U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme and Montana Attorney General Tim Fox.   Rimrock CEO Lynette Kosovich will speak on how Rimrock’s approach to treatment has changed over the last 50 years. The afternoon will include breakout sessions and a music drama performed by Modern Warrior Live that focuses on understanding and dealing with PTSD. The symposium does qualify for continuing education credits for local health professionals who attend.

On Sept. 15th Rimrock will host its 4th annual Pump N Run for Recovery event at ZooMontana. Our Pump N Run adds a unique twist to your normal fun run.  Participants will have the option to take 30 seconds off their race time for each successful bench press they perform before the race. Your registration includes a t-shirt, swag bag and entry to ZooMontana on race day. For more information or to sign up, click here.

We also want to encourage everyone to help spread the word that recovery is possible. As the stigmas around mental health and substance use disorders are broken, more people can seek treatment without feeling fear or judgment. With your help, we can expand and improve the availability of effective prevention, treatment and recovery services for those in need.

If you are interested in how Rimrock can help you or a loved one on the journey to recovery, we are excited to talk to you. Our Admissions Department can be reached at 406-248-3175 or 800-227-3953. Normal admission hours are between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Mountain Time, Monday through Friday. However, we do have staff available anytime to take your call. Contact us today to begin your journey and to spread the message that recovery is possible.

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