Celebrating With Those Who Overcame Addiction:  National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month

Every year, the month of September brings a sense of change.  We say goodbye to hot summer days and look forward to the upcoming cooler days of fall.  But, the month of September is significant for another reason. It is the time for National Recovery Month celebrations across the U.S.  During this time, recovering addicts are given a venue for sharing and celebrating their successes.  Also, thousands of organizations and individuals step up to spread awareness about the dangers of drug abuse and the benefits of addiction treatment.

This national event, which is sponsored by SAMHSA, also spotlights the efforts of many dedicated individuals in the addiction treatment industry.  Without their expertise and compassion, many struggling addicts would not be celebrating recovery today. Recovery Month also seeks to help people understand substance abuse and the mental health disorders that often accompany addiction.

A New Message of Hope Each Year

Recovery Month is now in its 29th year of spreading hope to those who struggle with addiction.  This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community.”   With this message, we hope to demonstrate how a strong community, integrated care, a sense of purpose, and leadership all work together.

SAMHSA provides a variety of resources for individuals or organizations who want to participate in any of the many events.  A Recovery Month toolkit is available that makes it easy to get involved. It includes templates, logos, banners, flyers, brochures, information, tips for event planning, and many other helpful items.  If you are interested in participating in National Recovery Month events, the toolkit information is here.

Who are the Recovery Month Planning Partners?

With support from SAMHSA and CSAT, the Recovery Month planning partners are responsible for planning the month-long events.  The partners include more than 300 federal, local, and state government entities. Other partners include nonprofit organizations, treatment providers, and more.

You can help involve the national or local chapters in your state by asking them to collaborate on Recovery Month planning.

Celebrating Recovery Every Day at Awakenings

At Awakenings Rehabilitation, we celebrate recovery each time one of our clients graduates from the program. As they move forward to reclaim their lives, we are proud to have been a part of their success.  We have helped hundreds of people overcome their addictions and enjoy fulfilling, drug-free lives, and we look forward to helping even more.

At Awakenings, we understand that an effective program requires a variety of approaches and tools to accomplish the goal of lasting recovery. For that reason, our program includes methodologies that target the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of the addiction. With a combination of compassionate staff, education, skills training, and behavioral modification, our clients are ensured of the highest level of treatment available.

Depending on the substance involved and the duration and severity of their addiction, clients can choose from a variety of programs.  For instance, we offer detoxification, residential programs, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Our goal is to make recovery possible for everyone.

Find Out More About Awakenings Rehabilitation Today

If you or a loved one needs help for addiction, Awakenings is here to help.  Our program has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation.  This gold seal demonstrates that we provide continuous compliance with their high standards for safe and effective care.

Awakenings offers programs that are individualized for each client’s’ needs.  No one is forced to adhere to a treatment routine that they are not comfortable with.  We believe that when a person has trust in the program and the staff, they are more likely to remain in treatment for the duration.

Call Awakenings today to learn more about how we can help you overcome addiction.  We will also be happy to provide any information about National Recovery Month that you request.

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