National Recovery Month 2022
In the United States, 23.5 million adults are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction.1 While many people have been able to overcome their substance use, the road to recovery is far from easy. Recovery from addiction is a lifestyle change that requires a lot of time and effort. Because it can be so challenging, it is something to be commended and celebrated.
September is National Recovery Month 2022
National Recovery Month is held on an annual basis in the month of September and is celebrated by addiction treatment providers across the country. It was originally launched by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 1989 but is now run by Faces & Voices of Recovery.2
Each year, this monthly national observance is used to not only celebrate those in recovery or those who work in the recovery space but also to educate people that recovery from a substance use disorder (SUD) is possible and treatment is available.
For those already in recovery, Recovery Month 2022 can be a reminder of their hard work and how far they have come since first deciding to get inpatient or outpatient treatment and get sober. For those still struggling with addiction, this national observance could be a beacon of hope that encourages them to finally get the care they need. This month is also a time to commend and thank professionals in the addiction field for their dedication and hard work.
How to Celebrate Recovery Month 2022
As this national alcohol and drug addiction recovery month rolls around once more, it is time to celebrate and do your part to help spread awareness on recovery.
Whether you are in recovery yourself or know someone who is, here are a few ways to observe and celebrate National Recovery Month 2022:
- Volunteer your time or money to an organization that provides free addiction treatment or prevention services.
- Attend a Recovery Month event in your area.
- Share your recovery story whether in-person or through social media.
- Speak out against or education others on the harmful stigma and stereotypes related to addiction.
- Spread awareness on recovery and addiction treatment options.
- Reach out to someone you know in recovery and commend them for it.
- Educate yourself or others on addiction.
- Begin your journey to recovery by seeking help if you need it.
Recovery can be a long and difficult journey, but it is possible. If you have decided that it is time to get treatment whether for yourself or a loved one; let us help. When you call or text our admission navigators, they will help answer your questions and can offer guidance on finding an addiction treatment center near you.