September is recognized as National Recovery Month. During this time, many organizations, such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and addiction treatment facilities, such as Fresh Start of California, raise awareness about substance abuse and educate Americans that proper treatment can result in healthy and fulfilling lives. In addition, National Recovery Month celebrates those who have moved through treatment and seeks to remove the misunderstandings regarding the issues of substance use disorders.
When Did Recovery Month Begin?
In 1989, Recovery Month began as Treatment Works! Month, which sought to honor the efforts of professionals within the substance abuse treatment field. In 1998, Treatment Works! Month evolved into National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and expanded to celebrate individuals who have moved through recovery. The day of observance evolved yet again in 2011 when it became National Recovery Month to also include mental illness.
Is Drug Addiction Treatable?
Yes, drug addiction/substance abuse addiction is treatable, but the journey to success and sobriety is not always simple. Because addiction is a chronic disease and because each person’s addiction is different, the approach to treatment is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Additionally, people who suffer from addiction cannot simply and abruptly stop the use or consumption of drugs and expect good or even healthy results.
Become Part of National Recovery Month. Call Fresh Start of California!
At Fresh Start of California, our Orange County, California detox and residential treatment center is dedicated to providing effective treatment for all. We understand that treatment cannot be addressed as a one-size-fits-all approach, and that’s why we work diligently to understand the needs of each patient that enters our facility.
If you or someone you love is in need of medical detox or rehab, contact our detox and residential treatment team in Orange County, California. We are ready to help change your life and give you the fresh start you have been waiting for.
Call Fresh Start of California today for a free assessment! We are available 24/7!