September is National Recovery Month, a national observance to increase awareness and understanding of substance use issues and to acknowledge people in recovery. For individuals facing substance use problems, September is an ideal time to reach out for help. For those who are already on the road to recovery, National Recovery Month can be a time for celebrating addiction recovery, as well as for giving back and helping others.
If you or someone you care about can benefit from addiction treatment, National Recovery Month is an excellent time to get started. Reach out to New Bridge Foundation online today or call 866.772.8491 to learn more.
Why Get Involved with National Recovery Month?
National Recovery Month can be an excellent time to provide support and encouragement to individuals who have not yet been able to get the help they need. For those who are already are on the road to recovery, National Recovery Month is an ideal time to celebrate accomplishments. Now that September is here, there are a few things you can do to get involved:
1. Take Note of What You Have Accomplished
When you get involved in National Recovery Month, you can share your pride in what you and others have accomplished. You have worked very hard to achieve sobriety, and although not everyone likes to take a step back and acknowledge their hard work, it is important to occasionally do so.
Think about what freeing yourself from dependency has meant to you and the people you care about.
2. Set New Goals
By focusing on the good that recovery has brought to your life, you can strengthen your resolve for continued health and growth. Set new goals to improve your physical health and mental strength. Think about what you would like to be celebrating next September after another successful year of sobriety. Write these goals down and share them with members of your support system or group.
3. Share Your Story
By sharing your story with others, you are opening up a line of communication that can benefit both you and the people whom you are trying to reach. Think back to when you were struggling with addiction. What would you have liked to hear from those who had successfully freed themselves from drugs and alcohol? Reach out to a friend, coworker, family member, or even a stranger; you never know who needs to hear your message of positive lifestyle choices, renewed self-worth, and fulfillment.
4. Make a Point of Helping Others
If you are already in recovery, National Recovery Month is a time for inspiring others. Reach out to organizations like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — which is one of the sponsors of National Recovery Month — to learn more about what you can do to help individuals who might not be as far down the path of recovery as you are.
You can also turn to our team at New Bridge Foundation if you are interested in providing someone you care about with the help that they need to take their life back from drugs and alcohol. Among the many programs at New Bridge Foundation:
- Drug and alcohol detox
- Virtual outpatient services
- Short-term residential addiction treatment
- Long-term residential addiction treatment
- Treatment for co-occurring disorders
- Specialized treatment for LGBTQ+
- Specialized treatment for veterans and members of the military
We also offer a broad range of addiction counseling services and make a point of tailoring our treatment programs to meet the individual needs of each of our clients.
Learn More About National Recovery Month at New Bridge Foundation Today
As you explore the ways that you can get involved in National Recovery Month, it is important to remember that help is always available when you need it. The team at New Bridge Foundation, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is here to make sure that you or someone you care about have the tools they need to achieve genuine, long-term recovery.