I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community -- and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our city. Recovery Month is a time when we highlight Boston's recovery community: those who are struggling with substance use disorders, their loved ones and the care providers who support people on their recovery each day. We know that substance use disorders are a disease -- and those who are suffering need our help. This month is dedicated to all those who are working to improve their own lives and the lives of others.