With September just a few days away, we hope that everyone working a program of addiction recovery is getting excited for National Recovery Month 2016. While it is likely that you have heard it said in the “rooms,” ‘don’t ever take yourself too seriously;’ nevertheless, recovery is worth celebrating, working a program day after day is an accomplishment of which to be proud. There is a good chance that pulling yourself out of the depths of despair that typifies the life of an addict or alcoholic is the hardest thing you ever had to do—please do not ever take that for granted.
Recovery Month isn’t just about those who are working a program to better their lives, it’s about showing others who are still in the grips of addiction that recovery is possible, and together we do recover from the insidious disease of addiction. Recovery has a lot to with spreading the message of recovery to those who are still out there, helping them find their way to the rooms and your example could be the catalyst that helps one make the decision to seek help.
All throughout the month of September there will be events held across the country to raise awareness about addiction. In 2016, the theme is National Recovery Month: Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover. Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery.
Addiction rates in the United States are at unprecedented rates, which is why it is ever important that people still living in addiction are made aware of the option available to start the journey of recovery. If you are interested in having an active role in National Recovery Month, please take a look at the 2016 guide. Please take a moment to watch a short PSA:
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At Hope by The Sea, we would like to wish everyone working a program of recovery the best during National Recovery Month. We hope that you are proud of just how far you have come since you started down the path. And for those who are still out there, we would like you to know that recovery is worth it. Please contact us to begin the life changing journey.