September marks the beginning of the 32nd annual ‘National Recovery Month,’ a holiday first developed in 1989 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The holiday was first developed to increase awareness surrounding mental health and addiction and to celebrate those who had successfully overcome addiction. Every year the celebration carries a specific theme and provides major recovery organizations with a toolkit geared towards helping people who have been struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.
According to their website, “National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.”
At Guardian IOP we proudly celebrate National Recovery Month and all of our staff members and alumni who have overcome addiction and gone on to live fulfilling, sober lives. We know how important it is to provide people who have been struggling with addiction with accessible and effective treatment options and recovery resources. Our IOP programs in South Florida and New Jersey have helped countless people of all ages and walks of life go on to lead the lives they deserve. To learn more about National Recovery Month or to learn more about intensive outpatient treatment options in your area, today.