September is Recovery Month and to celebrate, the Addiction Technology Transfer Center has an essay contest called In My Own Words. They want family members of loved ones struggling with addiction or long-term recovery to tell their stories. The first place winner will get $500. National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is aimed at supporting the treatment of people with alcohol and drug problems. Recovery Month focuses on family support for those dealing with addiction. Contest entries are due by midnight on October 15.