September is National Recovery Month!

Now in its 32nd year, National Recovery Month is observed every September as a way to spread awareness and education on addiction and mental health; help to break the stigma of addiction, and celebrate those who have made tremendous progress in their path to recovery.

In addition, we also celebrate the advancements made in treatments for addiction and mental health that have helped millions of people all over the world regain control of their life and live a happy and healthy addiction-free lifestyle.

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“Join the Voices for Recovery: Recovery is for Everyone”

The theme for 2021’s National Recovery Month is “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.”

A non-profit that advocates for treatment and recovery, Faces & Voices of Recovery, is heading this year’s National Recovery Month’s theme, along with providing tools and resources for others to help get involved and spread awareness.

While we should be consistently supporting addicts and those struggling with mental health disorders as well as spreading awareness on the impacts of addiction on an ongoing basis, National Recovery Month gives us a dedicated span of time where we can really focus on the issues of addiction and how to break the stigma.

By celebrating connections, we are celebrating the support systems we have in our life – whether that be our family, friends, spouses, fellow addicts, recovering addicts, and so on.

When people have the right support systems in place and have the right information based on research, facts, and evidence, treatment is effective and can lead to a much more pleasant life without the burdens of addiction.

Support and Education are of Utmost Importance

2021 has been a year full of ups and downs, especially with COVID-19 leaving the world both shaken and quarantined at different times with different variants. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in substance abuse and addiction, as most people have been on their own fighting, battling urges and triggers to drink or use.

Therefore it is vital to educate the public as much as possible during this time to ensure we can offer the best support possible for those in recovery.

By celebrating National Recovery Month, we are creating awareness and increased visibility among the public on topics like alcohol addiction, drug abuse and addiction, behavioral addictions, mental health disorders, and much more.

By sharing success stories of those who have fully recovered from addiction, we are providing hope and encouragement that recovery is possible when you put in the effort and motivation necessary to beat the disease of addiction.

Over the years, there have been many advancements made regarding treatments for various addictions and mental health disorders. We have also been able to research and perform more studies that provide us with valuable information on addiction, abuse, and mental health. This has allowed us to better treatment facilities, treatment programs, treatment facilitators, and so forth.

One area where many people are unfamiliar with, but it is quite common in many individuals, is what is called a dual diagnosis. With a dual diagnosis, individuals suffer from mental health disorders and can sometimes turn to drugs or alcohol to deal with the burden of the mental health disorder (or vice versa).

By educating others on topics like dual diagnoses, better support systems can be formed, and better treatment plans can be created for individuals based on their specific needs, issues, and requirements.

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September is National Recovery Month: A Promise of Hope

Treatment is effective. Recovery is possible. Support is available.

You are not alone in this journey through recovery. The U.S. alone has over 14,500 treatment facilities across the country to help support you through your struggles with addiction or mental health disorders.

At Emerald Isle Health & Recovery, we aim to give you or your loved ones the greatest chance at overcoming addiction and moving on with your life in a positive direction. With two peaceful facilities in Sun City and Surprise, Arizona, we provide a range of services to assist you during your recovery journey.

Our licensed, certified, and professional facilitators are available 24/7 to provide you with the support and resources you need to beat your addiction.

Don’t let addiction run your life – Let us help you today.