National Recovery Month
group of friends on couches around pizza celebrating national recovery month
By BrightView
Published: September 1, 2022
Updated: September 23, 2022

For many people who are working to overcome a substance use disorder or who are in recovery, getting through another year marks a huge milestone. Sometimes people who experience substance use disorders lose sight of the progress they have made towards sobriety. This year’s National Recovery Month is a great time to celebrate and support sobriety. It’s also an excellent time to participate for the friends and family of someone in recovery. They have the opportunity to share their experiences of helping someone through recovery and can also take the chance to learn more about how to give the proper support to their loved ones in addiction recovery programs.

Whether you are in recovery or are just thinking of getting sober, BrightView is here to help. We are ready to assist you with ongoing addiction treatment. You can call us any time at 1-833-510-HELP so we can give you the support and guidance you need to stay on the road to recovery and stick with your treatment program. We treat each patient with respect and are passionate about getting each person the treatment that they need. At BrightView, we treat you like a person—but we treat addiction like a disease.

What Is National Recovery Month?

The main goal of National Recovery Month is to spread awareness of the dangers of substance use disorders while also highlighting the possibility and reality of successful recovery. There are still millions of Americans who are battling substance use disorders, and National Recovery Month is a great time to educate them about the effective treatments for substance use disorders.

Other goals of National Recovery Month include:

  • Bring awareness to new evidence-based treatment methods
  • Promote the growth of a robust recovery community
  • Encourage service providers and community members to continue supporting those in recovery
  • Put a human face to the people in recovery

National Recovery Month allows those struggling with substance use disorder to see the possibility of recovery. It also promotes the visibility of the recovery community and allows anyone to share their story of addiction recovery. Faces & Voices of Recovery is now hosting the Recovery Month website and serves as the central location for all Recovery Month events.

How Can You Celebrate National Recovery Month in September?

If you’re in addiction recovery or simply want to participate in National Recovery Month this September, you have many ways to show your support:

Host Your Own Recovery Awareness Event

You may go to the Faces & Voices of Recovery website for event ideas and host your own event. You may then post your event on their calendar so it can easily be found by anyone who wants to participate. The Faces & Voices of Recovery also has downloadable logos and images you can use in your own promotional materials.

Join an Event

If you have the chance, you can go to a National Recovery Month event. You may search the Faces & Voices of Recovery calendar for events and join them. Many are held online through teleconferencing platforms, so even if one isn’t being held near you, that isn’t a barrier for you to participate.

Speak to Your Loved Ones

One of the biggest hurdles to getting the proper support for substance use disorder is the stigma surrounding the disease. Many people are simply not informed about the insidious nature of substance use disorder, and many also think that it is not a disease but a character flaw. Correcting this misconception with your own experience and educating your loved ones about the disease of addiction can be one of the most impactful ways you can participate in National Recovery Month.

Join an Addiction Recovery Program at BrightView

If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder, there’s no need to wait for National Recovery Month to begin your recovery journey. Contact BrightView at 1-833-510-HELP and we can help you get sober and stay sober. We believe we have a better approach to addiction treatment, with comprehensive programs to treat the disease of addiction. Regardless of the type of treatment you need, our professional and compassionate staff at BrightView will always treat you with the respect you deserve.