Recovery Month: 6 Things You Can Do to Offer Hope

Recovery MonthSeptember is Recovery Month, a national observance to increase awareness and understand the disease of addiction. September is when we honor the millions of Americans in recovery – along with their families and loved ones.

Support from others is essential to recovery. Here are six easy and meaningful things you can do to celebrate Recovery Month and support someone in recovery.

1. Send an e-Card.

For a person who has struggled with drugs or alcohol, each moment in recovery is a time to celebrate. Today, with our special edition eCards, you can donate and send an eCard to someone you love in recovery. Honor your loved one today and make a donation >

2. Read a Recovery Story.

We believe that stories unite those who have been touched by addiction and offer hope to others. Our vibrant community of nearly 2,000 people sharing their stories shows that recovery is possible. Visit Stories of Hope >

3. Add a Comment & Share Love.

While you’re reading Stories of Hope, leave an encouraging comment to someone in recovery like Sofia, Justin and Jodi.

4. Share Your Story

Do you have a recovery story? Share it now and become part of our online recovery community. Be an inspiration. Your story could change someone else’s. Add your story >

5. Learn About Recovery

Recovery is an ongoing, lifelong process, and requires continuing care and support from clinicians, peers and parents. Use this guide to better understand the role you can play in supporting a child in recovery. Visit Continuing Care >

6. Help a Family by Making a Donation

Your financial support will provide families with the tools they need to take effective action for their child’s substance use and addiction. Consider a monthly gift of just $5. Make a difference now >

Recovery 101

Read an overview of what ‘being in recovery’ really means for your family and your child with a substance use disorder.

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    Pat – Psychotherapist & Partnership Parent Coach

    December 5, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Hi Robin,
    Thank you so much for offering to jump in and help. With respect to the heroin epidemic, making sure people are aware of Narcan and how to use it might be a place to start. Narcan is used to prevent fatal overdoses and many families and those with an opiate-related problem are unaware of its use.

    There are also plenty of advocacy opportunities either with local drug and alcohol coalitions at the county and state level or with organizations such as ours, Shatterproof and Facing Addiction. Here is a link: http://www.drugfree.org/action-center/

    Raising money for the cause is always welcome. We use funds to staff our helpline, develop more resources for families and to offer free parent coaching to help families figure out what to do when a loved one is using substances.Here is a link for donation information that may be helpful to you:
    https://secure3.convio.net/dfk/site/Donation2?idb=526469946&1400.donation=form1&df_id=1400&mfc_pref=T&idb=0

    Just talking about how this impacts families and working to reduce the stigma so that people get the help they need would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks Robin.
    Pat

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    Robin Tucker

    December 5, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    I currently have a license in the state of PA for elderly and didabled homecare. I have a brother and sister in law that is addicted to herion. I’m wondering am I in the wrong field. The herion epidemic is horrible and I just WANT TO HELP. Please advise me on what I can do to assist.

    Thanks
    A Concerned Citizen

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