It’s National Recovery Month
September is an important month for people in recovery – it’s National Recovery Month. A time when those outside of the recovery community are made more aware of the strength, courage and hard work of addiction recovery. It’s a time when you are encouraged to speak up and share your experiences – all in an effort to stop the stigma and raise awareness about the benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery from mental and substance use disorders.
Now in its 28th year, National Recovery month was started by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help to normalize the disease of addiction. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment and recovery programs and facilities from around the country celebrate the strides made in the recovery community with events like walks, runs, get-togethers and movie screenings. Similar to the way we celebrate other health conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities,” highlights the value of family and community support throughout recovery and invites individuals in recovery and their family members to share their personal stories and successes with their neighbors, friends and colleagues.
How to Get Involved
If you or someone you love is in recovery, you can easily join in. Visit RecoveryMonth.gov and check out their resources or follow the link to tell your story. By doing so, you’ll play an active role in helping to stop the stigma and increase awareness about mental and substance use disorders.
Start Your Recovery Journey
Many adults long for a fulfilling life outside of addiction but don’t know where to begin. The programs at Seabrook ® , which are grounded in the 12-step philosophy of recovery, provide clients with the skills needed for sustained recovery. To learn more, call today: 856-455-7575.