Every September, A Forever Recovery along with millions of individuals across our nation celebrate National Recovery Month. September is the month that we celebrate those who are in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol or drugs. Our goal is to spread awareness about the many forms of help that are available to those struggling with substance abuse and addiction. Recovery Month celebrates the lives of those who have received treatment for substance abuse and through the support of family and friends have maintained their sobriety and have become contributing members of their communities.
Another goal of National Recovery Month is to educate everyone about prevention and discuss ways that members of communities can help to educate adolescents and teens to provide them with the knowledge of the effects of addiction and how this can adversely affect their entire lives.
“Join the Voices of Recovery, Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!”
Above is the theme of the 2016 National Recovery Month. This theme emphasizes the value of family support when going through addiction treatment and recovery. It is imperative for those going through treatment to know that they have the support and encouragement of those who love them. By sharing their stories of recovery, it shows others that there is hope and also help for those struggling with addiction and that this is something from which they can recover.
National Recovery Month and Recovery Palooza
Recovery Palooza also takes place in September and is a celebration of life after addiction. This event is held to honor those who fight every day to remain in recovery. Recovery is a day to day struggle for those who have gone through addiction treatment programs and want to continue living their lives in sobriety. The Recovery Palooza event also offers information on help that is available for those living with addiction. This celebration also shows others that there is life after substance abuse and individuals can return to life as a contributing member of society.
Walk Like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
A Forever Recovery participated in the 5K MADD Walk last September as they will this year. By taking part in this activity, our patients saw that they can make a difference in the world today and that they can give back to their communities. By bringing awareness to this important cause, those in recovery feel that they are doing something to make a difference; they realize how their actions impact others around them. Someone in active addiction does not think about the fact of how their actions, such as driving while drunk or drugged can have consequences such as killing an innocent victim and taking a loved one from a family who will suffer this loss for the rest of their lives.
Join in Celebrating National Recovery Month
Please join in on events in your community to celebrate National Recovery Month. Addiction is such an important issue across our nation. We all should do everything possible to support those in recovery as well as to help others seek help who are struggling with addiction of any type.