September is National Recovery Month, which raises awareness and promotes understanding of mental health and substance use disorder. Recovery Month spreads a message of hope, and that behavioral health is essential to overall health. Recovery Month celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery, in all its forms, is very possible.
For over 18 years, the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) has collaborated with Community-Based Organizations to recognize Recovery Month by sponsoring and participating in the annual Recovery Happens event. The event showcases community information exhibits, offers entertainment, and games and presents awards to individuals dedicated to assisting those in recovery. The day focuses on bringing families and the community together to celebrate people in recovery from substance use disorders.
This year join the celebration with us on September 22, 2022. The event will be from 11 am to 1 pm.
(Detail coming soon)
Pledge of Allegiance
San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop
Recovery Panel Interview
For more than 40 years, Joe Pritchard’s mission has been to help those suffering from substance use disorders. Joe brings the kind of passion that can only come from having experienced addiction firsthand. In addition to his own personal recovery of 47 years, he is nationally recognized as a leader in the field of substance use disorder treatment, and he has been part of the “behind the scenes” work shaping how care is delivered at the federal, state, and local levels through legislation, regulatory, and payer initiatives. In his role as CEO of Pinnacle Treatment Centers, Joe uses his extensive knowledge of operations, development, and strategic planning to provide patients, their loved ones, and community stakeholders the opportunity to restore lives. Providing leadership and vision for more than 125 facilities in nine states, including Aegis Treatment Centers in California, Joe has built a team of renowned substance use disorder professionals, clinicians, and addictionologists committed to providing comprehensive patient treatment and care. Together, they treat approximately 35,000 patients daily through a full care continuum ranging from inpatient withdrawal management (detox) and residential programs to outpatient opioid addiction treatment.