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September is National Recovery Month

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September is National Recovery Month 2019, and at Banyan Treatment Center Philadelphia, we know that this holiday is worth observing.

As a Philadelphia addiction rehab center, we work with all different types of people who struggle with various forms of substance abuse problems, so we see first-hand how addiction can not only destroy the lives of the addicts, but also the lives of their loved ones as well.

What Is National Recovery Month?

In 2019, it will be the 30-year anniversary of the first time this month was observed. The purpose of National Recovery Month is to educate the general public on the benefits on entering into an addiction treatment program for substance abuse problems and mental health disorders. Addiction is a devastating disorder, but with proper treatment, many addicts are able to lead happier and healthier lives free from the drugs that once had such powerful control over them. National Recovery Month is also used to celebrate those people who have completed a recovery program and successfully changed their lives for the better because of it.

Benefits of Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery comes in many different forms. For some people, recovery may mean our partial hospitalization program in Philly, while for others, recovery may be less intense. The most important aspect is that people choose to get help.

Most people think that the sole goal of recovery is to get someone to stop abusing drugs or alcohol, but it is so much more than that. There are countless benefits of addiction recovery besides just stopping your dependence on a drug. Some other important benefits of addiction treatment include:

  • Creating new, healthier habits and routines
  • Self-discovery
  • Improved physical health
  • Improved mental health
  • Family education
  • Healed relationships
  • Peer support
  • Relapse education
  • Brighter future

Whether you are ten years sober or just beginning your journey to recovery, National Recovery Month is worth celebrating. Take some time to reflect on the progress that you or a loved one has made and pat yourself on the back.

In 2014, there were an estimated 20.2 million adults in the United States who has a substance use disorder in the past year, but only 2.5 million adults received treatment in the same amount of time.1 This is not enough.

At Banyan Philadelphia, we have seen the powerful effects that treatment can have. Whether you are looking for drug or alcohol addiction treatment in Philadelphia, if you or a loved one is still struggling with a substance abuse problem, use National Recovery Month as your motivation to finally get professional help. Start your journey to recovery today by calling us at 888-280-4763.


  1. SAMHSA – The CBHSQ Report
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
September is National Recovery Month
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