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By BrightView
Author BrightView News
BrightView News
Published: September 1, 2021
Updated: September 15, 2021

/The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery. Everyone’s journey is different, but we are all in this together. The National Recovery Month Website says it best: “now in its 32nd year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.”

What Those in Recovery Have to Say During National Recovery Month

BrightView is so incredibly proud of everyone who is in recovery or is taking the steps to get there. We asked 300 of our patients in active recovery, anonymously, what helps keep you in recovery besides BrightView itself? A resounding 64% of patients responded “family.” That’s a pretty strong argument that recovery is for everyone, and no one is alone in this journey.

One of our patients had this to say about their recovery:

“I’m a lot more responsible and reliable! I’m back doing things I once loved and have a lot more cash. My mood has completely changed! I’m genuinely happy and no longer have manic or depressive episodes. My decision-making and overall personality have completely changed into the mature adult I’ve always been.”

A colleague at BrightView had this to share as well:

“Recovery month means celebrating that recovery is possible. Looking back at where I was and where I am now. Being grateful for all the people that poured into me and helped make change possible. Thinking of all the obstacles I have overcome and knowing that if I can do it so can others. I celebrate recovery because I know what it’s like to live in the hell of addiction.”

The Four Stages of Recovery

While every individual in recovery has been through unique experiences, there are several stages that those who are working to overcome addiction can expect to go through. These include:

This National Recovery Month, if you’re struggling with addiction, consider where you are in the stages of recovery. Are you ready to take action, maintaining your progress, or just starting on your recovery journey? No matter which stage you’re in, BrightView can help you recover.

Three Ways to Participate in National Recovery Month

This National Recovery Month, if you’re struggling with addiction, consider where you are in the stages of recovery. Are you ready to take action, maintaining your progress, or just starting on your recovery journey? No matter which stage you’re in, BrightView can help you recover.

  • Find an event in your area. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health service Administration has a great tool to help you find an event near you to learn how to support those in recovery. Go here to find an event near you.
  • What’s happening for #recoverymonth in your community? Once an event takes place, share photos and event information to all to see! Once uploaded, all photos undergo a brief review and then will be published here! Please log in or create your account in order to upload your images.
  • Tell someone your story. If you’ve experienced recovery, you can be proud of what you’ve accomplished. Though it can be hard, you may be just the person someone else needs to hear from so that they can find the strength to pursue recovery themselves. You can make a difference.

Recovery month can mean whatever you want it to mean to you. That is the beauty of recovery, every story is different, and every story is amazing. If you need help, reach out to us today at 1-833-510-HELP to discuss treatment options.