September 1st marked the first day of National Recovery Month, which has been going strong for 32 years. The national observance was first developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 1989 as a way for people who were struggling with addiction to find hope and as a way to celebrate those living a life of recovery. Last year the federal government placed the reins of National Recovery Month in the hands of another organization, Faces & Voices of Recovery. The official National Recovery Month website features a wide array of fun and sober ways to celebrate your recovery, bring awareness to addiction and offer hope and support to those who have not yet made it to treatment.
At Guardian Recovery Network, as part of a nationwide network of dedicated addiction and mental health professionals, we are offering our own ways to celebrate the holiday to our future clients, our past clients and their loved ones. We have also included a list of several major Recovery Month events in the locations of our centers – Florida, Maine, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Colorado. Our hope is for everyone who has made it through to the other side to acknowledge and celebrate their hard work, while encouraging those still struggling with active addiction to reach out for the help they need. If you are in need of any additional recovery month resources or if you would like to learn more about one of the levels of professional addiction we provide, today.