This month is near and dear to our hearts — September is National Recovery Month! With a tagline of “Every Person. Every Family. Every Community,” this is a month to acknowledge and celebrate those on the road to recovery. Since every person’s journey to recovery is unique, the diversity among us allows us to broaden our perspective and understanding of what recovery means for different people with different experiences.

Celebrate National Recovery Month – Recovery is for Everyone

Recovery is for Every Person
If you are one of the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, we celebrate your pathway to recovery as your own. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) characterizes recovery by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness and managing setbacks. And because setbacks are a natural part of life, resilience is an essential component of recovery.
On the path to recovery, it’s important to remember to take it one day at a time and be patient with yourself. You’re not alone. Recovery doesn’t happen overnight — but making the decision to stay sober is life changing.
Sometimes there’s no better way to understand and empathize – or to feel understood – than hearing and seeing the stories of people who have gone through what you’re going through. To share your own story or celebrate the successes of others, visit
You got this, and we’re here to support you!
Recovery is for Every Family Substance abuse impacts every part of society — all races, cultures, ages and genders are adversely affected. Families, jobs, lives and communities are destroyed every day by alcohol and drug addiction. And though mental health and substance use disorders are common, not everyone receives the support they need to recover. Despite the prevalence of these conditions, recovery from mental health and substance use disorders is possible.
Support from families is essential to recovery. If you have loved ones who are in recovery, there are things you can do to show your support:

  • Casually check in on their mental health. A call or visit from a loved one can be crucial to help keep someone in recovery on their journey. This also helps you keep track of how they’re coping, and gives you an opportunity to offer support and a shoulder to lean on during the difficult times.
  • Remember that like any journey in life, recovery is not always easy. Resilience is not only key to someone in recovery, but to the loved ones in their lives as well. There will be setbacks, ups and downs and trying times. The listening ear of someone with compassion, empathy and a lack of judgment can help restore hope. This small gesture goes a long way.
  • Don’t offer advice, but do offer resources that can help. Finding out what help is available is a great way to connect and show care. Arming yourself with the tools to start conversations about prevention, treatment and recovery is important. Learn more about how you can support your loved one through recovery at

Recovery is for Every Community
This month also recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that help make recovery possible. While it’s certainly not an easy job, becoming an alcohol and drug abuse counselor can be an extraordinarily fulfilling and rewarding career.
Interested in becoming an alcohol and drug abuse counselor? The good news is that addiction is treatable, and you can help. Addictions professionals not only provide hope to individuals and families, but they also save lives. If you want to help those on the road to recovery, Addictions Training Institute can help give you the tools you need to change the world. Alcohol and drug counselors are in high demand, and can truly help improve the lives of those suffering from this disease. Learn more about our program here.
We all have to work together to help prevent substance use disorder, support those who are still struggling, and help people in recovery find the resources they need to live full and healthy lives.
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Celebrating National Recovery Month