Did you know September is officially designated as National Recovery Month? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA, sponsors this annual observation to spread the positive message that mental and behavioral health are integral parts of overall health, and that prevention and treatment have helped thousands of Americans recover successfully.
SAMHSA created Recovery Month as a public service to erase the social stigmas surrounding mental illness and addiction. Recovery Month helps spread the word that people who have successfully recovered from addictive behaviors and co-occurring disorders are welcome members of society, and that those who need help should seek qualified treatment programs and take steps to live a life free from the burdens of substance dependency.
How You Can Get Involved in National Recovery Month
National Recovery Month takes on a new theme annually. 2018’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose and Community,” which dovetails with the idea that family involvement is an integral part of the recovery journey for anyone struggling with substance abuse and related mental health issues.
If you’re looking for ways to participate in National Recovery Month, you can attend one of the thousands of events across the country, or organize one of your own to help build community awareness about the challenges and consequences of psychological disorders. Along the way, you could inspire someone who is suffering from addictive behavior to seek the help they need to regain their mental and physical health.
New Found Life Puts Recovery in Your Hands
At New Found Life, we recognize the integral role family members play in supporting someone who is working to break free of substance misuse and co-occurring disorders. We offer a family program that helps families heal from the multifaceted problems addiction causes, including emotional strain and difficulties with trust and communication.
We are here to rebuild family connections through individual and group therapy sessions, education on recovery, substance abuse and relapse prevention, an introduction to the 12-step program and more. If you are seeking help for your loved one, contact us today to speak to a member of our admissions team.