Millions of people in the U.S. transformed their lives by going through the process of recovery at an addiction treatment center. National Recovery Month represents a chance for those individuals to celebrate their accomplishments while reflecting on what it took to reach their current state. It’s also a great opportunity for raising awareness of the need for more understanding of mental health and substance use problems. Crestview Recovery is proud to have helped many individuals achieve important recovery milestones to celebrate during this period.
It’s important that people get the chance to rejoice in these gains, just as they would any other illness. Let’s look at a few ways for those affected by recovery to celebrate during National Recovery Month.
1. Get Together With Family
It need not be a big in-person event, especially with ongoing concerns about the safety of getting together in large groups. Consider scheduling an online party that anyone can attend from around the country. Have everyone prepare their favorite party foods and show them off online. It’s also an opportunity for everyone to discuss how your recovery affected them and talk about the positives that arose from you making that life change.
You also get the opportunity to thank people who stood by you during that long road. Make it clear how much their support helped keep you focused as you worked through your issues. Seeing everyone in one place can also provide you with a boost of reassurance as you continue moving forward in life after an addiction treatment program.
2. Talk About Experiences
Look for opportunities in your community to speak with others about going through recovery. Hearing about the experiences of someone who’s made it through to the other side can be the push needed by people still struggling with deciding to get help. Ask around in your community or reach out to others you’ve met while in recovery for potential speaking opportunities.
You don’t need to direct your speech to a live audience. Record an online vlog other people can view at their leisure during National Recovery Month or any other period. The important thing is that you’re sharing your experience in a way that informs and educates others about substance use disorders and mental health issues.
3. Learn About New Research
Each month brings news about new evidence-based treatments and practices that help those in recovery. Take some time during National Recovery Month to educate yourself about them and what it could mean in helping more people get healthy. Take some tome to send a few words of thanks to the researchers and other health professionals dedicating themselves to helping people achieve their goals in recovery.
4. Promote Resources
Some people have a hard time getting started on the road to recovery. They don’t know where to turn for their specific issues. You could use your social media platforms during National Recovery Month to highlight resources that could prove essential to those seeking help. It could be the location of support groups or hotline numbers for those approaching a crisis point. One timely tweet or Facebook post with that vital information could be key to helping someone change their life.
National Recovery Month
Crestview Recovery offers support and guidance to those seeking help for substance abuse and mental health disorders. We offer specialized treatment for a variety of issues.
- Addiction Therapy Services
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Mental Health Disorder Treatment
- Outpatient Drug Rehab
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Call Crestview Recovery at 866.262.0531 if you or a loved one need help. Make National Recovery Month the time you take control of your life and start moving forward in a healthy, positive way.