National Recovery Month occurs annually in September. It celebrates the successes of those in recovery and of those still attempting to recover from mental health conditions and/or addiction. Just as the nation celebrates mothers on Mother’s Day and nurses on Nurse’s Day, National Recovery month is a nod to those who are actively working to overcome addiction and better their lives. It’s also a celebration of those who work tirelessly in the behavioral healthcare system to help others achieve sobriety for life. As a result, National Recovery Month is an annual reminder that hope matters and that everything is possible with the right help. With professional care from the hundreds of drug and alcohol addiction recovery centers throughout the nation, you can also overcome substance use. Contact us today at 866.457.7590 to learn more about the men’s addiction treatment program at Red Oak Recovery.
Addiction Recovery: National Recovery Month 2020
The 2020 theme for National Recovery Month is Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections. Subsequently, this theme highlights the importance of building a positive network of supportive people to aid in recovery. Because addiction causes isolation, recovery requires socialization. Learning to reach out, ask for help, and to give support in return are essential themes for anyone in treatment for addiction. For many, it’s the single most difficult coping skill to master after a lifetime of being let down, neglected, or abused by others, including those who should care the most. Accordingly, this year’s theme celebrates reaching out and learning to trust again.
The Forces Behind National Recovery Month
Beginning in 2020, National Recovery Month will be sponsored by Faces & Voices of Recovery, an advocacy group spearheaded by Johnny Allem. Allem is the former president and CEO of the Johnson Institute. He’s also the Director of Healthcare Operations for the District of Columbia Mental Health System. Aside from heading up Faces & Voices of Recovery, Allem was also instrumental in establishing SOAR, or the Society of Americans in Recovery.
Through advocacy and education, the Faces & Voices of Recovery works tirelessly to mobilize the millions of people in recovery across the nation and bring their message to the masses: Hope and help are available for addiction, and recovery is possible.
Previously, National Recovery Month was sponsored by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
To Participate in National Recovery Month
You can participate in National Recovery Month by volunteering at a local homeless shelter, supporting a friend in recovery, or hosting a recovery event in your community. You can join in by celebrating your sobriety and carrying your message to others at a local support group meeting. Furthermore, you can celebrate National Recovery Month by seeking treatment for yourself or encouraging a loved one to reach out for help. September is the perfect time to make a fearless, personal inventory of your life and set new goals for the future. Use National Recovery Month as the incentive to change the direction of your life for the better.
Red Oak Recovery is Waiting
When you’re ready to reach out, Red Oak Recovery in North Carolina is waiting to help. Red Oak Recovery assists young men between the ages of 18 and 30 who want to find recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
Situated on a picturesque campus in the rolling foothills near Ashland, NC, Red Oak Recovery offers vast, sweeping acreage to assist in recovery. We offer a range of therapies, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy
- Adventure therapy
- Yoga therapy
Well-maintained but secluded mountain trails offer time for reflection, and sunsets and sunrises bring inspiration to those who feel lost or broken.
You or your loved one will find healing at Red Oak Recovery. Contact us today at 866.457.7590 to learn about treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and to find out how you can use National Recovery Month as a stepping-off point to a brighter future.