Celebrating recovery is one of our favorite activities here at MARR. Luckily, September is National Recovery Month and is another reason to honor everyone who has experienced the freedom that comes through recovery. National Recovery Month 2021 marks the 32nd year of the tradition and its theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” is a needed reminder that no one is alone in their recovery journey.
What began in 1989 as “Treatment Works! Month” to showcase the work of substance abuse professionals is now dedicated to everyone recovering from substance dependence and all mental illnesses. Sponsored by Faces & Voices of Recovery, the month honors every person who has overcome addiction.
For Every Person
At MARR, we love recognizing each person’s recovery individually because their journey to recovery is unique and worthy of recognition. That’s why our alumni are invited to participate in events and meetings throughout the year with the intent to continue the community building that they experienced while here at treatment and to share their stories with others. We also offer our alumni app, Marr4Life, as a platform for those living in recovery to connect daily with others on the same path and stay connected after graduating from our program.
For Every Family
The idea that we’re all in this together isn’t just a catchy slogan at MARR. When we say we walk with you for life, we mean with you and your loved ones. During National Recovery Month, MARR will be hosting both Men’s and Women’s Olympics, along with our monthly speaker meeting, for both alumni and family to join. Along with events, we offer resources and workshops for families with a loved one in recovery.
For Every Community
We’re nothing without our community of alumni, current patients, staff, and everyone involved in helping free people from addiction. To foster that community we publish our podcast, Stories of Recovery, to share first-hand accounts of what recovery has done in our patient’s lives. In addition to our efforts, the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse is dedicated to helping the recovery community by offering recovery community centers in every county in Georgia to bring positive change during National Recovery Month and beyond.
How Can You Honor Recovery?
If you or a loved one is currently living a life of recovery, congratulations – your hard work does not go unnoticed. If interested in getting help for either yourself or a loved one, the first step is a phone call or message to our Clinical Assessment Team. Our licensed and certified clinicians are available for a confidential and complimentary conversation about the next steps you can take to get help. Call us at (678) 736-8694, or you can reach out via the chatbox. We’re ready and honored to take the first steps of recovery with you.