September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Awareness Month.
That is quite a lot for a month to live up to. There are over 20.6 million people in the U.S. that are classified with substance dependence/abuse every year.
Unfortunately, not all of these people are in recovery. Those that are in recovery are a lot of the times struggling alone. In a significant amount of cases those who are in recovery have gotten themselves to a place where they do not have a lot of support from people in their life.
This post will serve as a resource for those who may be dealing with recovery and not know where to turn or for someone that would like to give information to someone they know who is in recovery.
To find out more information about Recovery Month and get involved, click here.
SAMHSA is a wonderful resource to find out about how to prevent alcohol and drug abuse and get training on addictions.
If you are having difficulties right now and would like to speak to someone, please call the number below.
Recovery is not an easy process and is a never-ending battle. The good news is that prevention works and treatment is effective.
One of the reasons recovery is so difficult is because people are not able to talk about their struggles. If someone would like to talk about their recovery struggles, it is okay to not know what to say. All you need to do is listen and be sympathetic. Please don’t be judgmental about what they say to you. Listening can be all the help they need right then.
All of the resources listed above are also great for finding a therapist to help you with your recovery journey. If you haven’t found someone you would like to work with, I recommend finding someone that you are comfortable with and who will be an asset in your recovery journey.