Every year in September, people in recovery, advocates, family members, treatment and intervention professionals and other providers celebrate National Recovery Month. The goal is to not only raise awareness about the fact that recovery from substance abuse and mental health problems can happen, but also to show support for those who are helping to rehabilitate people.
Now in its 27th year, Recovery Month is highlighted by events that are held all over the country. These events include recovery walks, luncheons, awards ceremonies, concerts, fairs and more. There are already hundreds of these events posted and many others that are held in cities and towns across America.
The theme for this year is Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery! It is an effort to highlight the essential element of family support throughout the recovery process, and invites people to share their stories to encourage others. Families are on the frontlines of battling addiction, and interventions can be such an important component to getting started on the road to recovery.
Family is also the central theme of Intervention Services, which was founded by brothers David and Kevin Lee, where they routinely share their personal stories of David’s triumphant recovery following his family’s intervention.
For more information about National Recovery Month, including a calendar of events in your area and other helpful tools, visit their official site here.
To learn more about getting help for a loved one struggling with substance abuse issues, contact Intervention Services to speak with an intervention and treatment consultant now.