September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. Launched in 1989 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery Month was implemented in an attempt to increase public awareness surrounding the obstacles of mental health disorders and substance addiction recovery. Today, Recovery Month continues to highlight and promote new evidence-based treatment methods and effective practices of addiction recovery. 

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), about 19 million Americans suffered from a substance use disorder (SUD) in 2017. Substance use disorder is defined as a mental health disorder in which a person is unable to control the use of harmful and mind-altering substances such as drugs and alcohol.  A SUD can often lead to addiction, affecting the individual’s behavior, mental status and physical well-being. SUD and addiction can become chronic diseases and the most effective and successful way to treat these conditions is through a certified and professional drug and alcohol addiction recovery program. For those individuals who have completed intensive and rigorous physical and psychological treatments, they are in recovery. 

A green U.S. highway sign says National Recovery Month September written in white letters.

Though there are tons of data and research cataloging rates of addiction and rates of death from addiction, there is actually very limited data on rates of recovery. In a peer-reviewed study published by the Recovery Research Institute, an estimated 22 million Americans are in recovery. And in another study in 2020 from the CDC and National Institute on Drug Abuse, about 75% of those who experienced addiction, recover. 

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During Recovery Month, one of the main goals is to educate the general public about the latest substance abuse treatments and mental health services that can be helpful for those who may be suffering from addiction. It helps to reinforce the message that behavioral health is an essential aspect of overall health and that effective treatment and prevention do work in helping people recover. The movement, now hosted by Faces & Voices of Recovery, has adopted a permanent slogan of “Every Person. Every Family. Every Community.” In other words, recovery is a process not only concerning the individual suffering, but also involving the support of their family and their community. 

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Substance addiction rehab programs such as Hotel California by the Sea are one of the country’s premier drug and alcohol treatment providers helping each of their clients achieve a happier and healthier life in recovery. Hotel California by the Sea believes recovery support services should be based on the needs of each individual. Each person has their own unique set of obstacles when it comes to their addiction and their recovery. Customized treatment programs are created to target all aspects of a person’s addiction including physical well-being, psychological wellbeing and social well-being. This holistic approach to treatment encompasses inpatient and outpatient programming, evidence-based behavioral therapies and unique social services, all intended to help clients as they transition into life without dependence of drugs and alcohol. 

Recovery is for everyone. Everyone deserves to live an enriching and fulfilling life free from the restraints of addiction and mental health disorders.