September is National Recovery Month and the theme this year is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities.” The active word in this being JOIN. That can mean signing up for service work, joining a volunteer group or simply putting out your hand and offering to share some experience, strength and hope.
One of the things we have learned working in recovery is that it’s a WE program. The individual who comes in for help brings with them a family — a spouse or parent, children and friends — who have also been impacted by the disease of addiction. We work with the individual who suffers AND the friends and family. There is healing to be done, behaviors and ideas to examine and lots of tools to practice using going forward.
Throughout the month we’ll be sharing some of these stories and tools but for starters, here are some real life tales of recovery that include multiple perspectives on the recovery process from our podcast series: Voices of Recovery.
We’ll be starting work on season 2 this month and if you would like to share your story please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.