National Recovery Month takes place every September. Over the course of this month, the team at Zelus Recovery goes to great lengths to help individuals raise awareness of addiction issues and to help individuals who have struggled with such issues tell their stories. For people who are currently battling substance use problems, September is an ideal time to get help.
If you or someone you care about could benefit from an addiction recovery program, National Recovery Month is a great time to reach out to Zelus Recovery. Contact us online today or call 208.518.0797 to learn more.
Why Should You Get Involved with National Recovery Month?
For the families and friends of individuals with addiction issues, National Recovery Month is an ideal time to reflect on your role in their lives and provide support and encouragement. If you are an individual who is on the road to recovery, it is also an excellent time to take stock of everything you have accomplished. In this sense, National Recovery Month can also be a time of celebration. There are many ways that you can get involved. Among these are:
1. Celebrate Your Accomplishments
By getting involved in National Recovery Month, you can take the time to reflect on and express your pride in what you have accomplished. Nothing about recovery is easy, and you have worked very hard. It is not always easy to take a step back and acknowledge how much time and effort you have put in, but it is worth doing so. Doing so does more than just cement your resolve to continue your sobriety. It can also help others who may not be as far down the road to recovery as you are.
2. Make New Goals
You can strengthen your resolve for continued health and growth by focusing on the positive changes you have experienced since committing to taking your life back from drugs and alcohol. But the road to recovery does not end. By making new goals, you can continue the forward momentum that you have already begun. What would you like to be celebrating next September? What are your new recovery goals? Write them down and share them with members of your support group or family.
3. Share Your Story
For individuals who are in recovery, National Recovery Month is an excellent time to reach out to help others. Sharing your story with those who need to hear it can benefit individuals who are losing hope or don’t know where to begin. Doing so can also help you by allowing you to reflect on your journey. What would you have liked to hear when you were struggling with addiction? How could someone who had successfully committed to recovery have helped?
Start a blog to share your story. Or share a post or video on social media. Volunteering your time or offering to speak to a group about your experiences is also a great way to get involved. Reach out to non-profits or organizations like the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — which is one of the sponsors of National Recovery Month — to learn more about what you can do to help.
Learn More About National Recovery Month at Zelus Recovery Today
Of course, one of the best ways to celebrate National Recovery Month is by helping a young person someone get the help they need directly. Reach out to an addiction treatment center like Zelus Recovery to get someone you care about the tools they need to achieve long-term sobriety. Among the many programs we offer at Zelus Recovery are:
- A broad range of substance abuse treatment programs
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient drug rehab
- Gender-exclusive rehab programs
- Early intervention program aimed at at-risk adolescents
- Family therapy program
- Dual diagnosis treatment for adolescent struggling with addiction and a mental health disorder
At Zelus Recovery, we take great pains to tailor our addiction recovery programs to meet the unique needs of each of our patients. The expert, compassionate members of our team pride themselves on serving the addiction recovery needs of teens and young adults. To learn more about our programs, contact us online today or reach out to us at 208.518.0797. Our addiction specialists are waiting to take your call.