What is National Recovery Month… and Why Should I Care?

Why should I care?

September is National recovery month this year will be the 27th one actually. The month is meant to be a time we celebrate those who have conquered their addiction and remember those who have passed, but why should YOU care…?

Here is why if you are fortunate enough to not (a) struggle with addiction or (b) be close to someone who is—you should count your blessings.

When someone struggles with addiction it doesn’t just hurt them but everyone that loves them. Be glad you do not know what that experience is like. That being said, the drug epidemic is not getting better right now. Case in point, drug overdose and addiction hit another historic high in 2016.

With the way it’s going, if everyone doesn’t do something, it is statistically likely that someone you care about will suffer from addiction in your lifetime. There is plenty that can be done without dedicating your life to it.

The first thing is if you have kids, it is vital you educate them on drugs and the real information on what happens when people use and abuse drugs and how they actually destroy their life. If you don’t know where to start Narconon New Life Retreat and all other Narconon centers offer drug education information for free.

If you don’t have kids, you can join in marches for recovery or any other activities in your area. If there are not any, you still have options. You can create one yourself and get others to join in. Not something you are willing or interested in doing? There is something you can still do—donate to organizations that work to fight addiction and unnecessary deaths from overdose. Learn how to administer Narcan in case you are ever in the situation that you need to administer it.

Want to do something to help and are still not sure what you can do? Fill out a form today to receive more information. You can also call us at any time for information or some insight into how you can be a change in your community.



Aaron has been writing drug education articles and documenting the success of the Narconon program for over two years.