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Understanding the Importance of National Recovery Month

As September arrives, it brings with it a significance that goes beyond just another month on the calendar. It’s National Recovery Month – a time when the spotlight shines on a journey that’s often fraught with challenges and triumphs: the journey from addiction to recovery. Many can enjoy a sober Labor Day in the beginning of September. However, the entire month of September is dedicated to acknowledging the struggles, celebrating the successes, and fostering support for those on the path of change.

The Power of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

At the heart of National Recovery Month lies Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a powerful approach that’s changing lives. This isn’t just about therapy; it’s a roadmap to breaking free from addiction and embracing a life without substances. Imagine a therapy that encourages you to accept your thoughts and feelings while guiding you toward meaningful actions that lead you away from addiction.

Embracing the Theme

This year’s theme for National Recovery Month has been permanently adopted from 2022’s theme: “Every person. Every family. Every community“. It’s not just a catchy phrase – it’s a declaration of possibility. Therefore, this theme embodies the real stories of individuals who’ve faced addiction head-on and emerged on the other side, free from the chains of substances. It’s about choosing a life that’s not dictated by addiction but is lived with purpose and clarity.

Community Initiatives and Personal Stories

Throughout September, communities all over the country come together to host events and initiatives that revolve around National Recovery Month. These aren’t just gatherings; they’re opportunities to provide resources, foster understanding, and create a safe space for those walking the path of recovery. What’s even more impactful is the sharing of personal stories. These aren’t just anecdotes – they’re windows into the lives of individuals who’ve been transformed by acceptance and commitment therapy. These stories are more than just inspiration; they’re proof that change is possible, and that you’re not alone in your journey.

The Power of ACT Group Therapy

As part of National Recovery Month, many places offer Acceptance and Commitment Group Therapy sessions. These sessions delve into the core principles of ACT:

  1. Understanding Your Thoughts: It’s about gaining clarity on the thoughts that often fuel addictive behaviors.
  2. Accepting Yourself: Acceptance isn’t about giving in; it’s about acknowledging where you are and where you want to go.
  3. Staying Present: Being in the moment can be a powerful tool in overcoming addiction.
  4. Recognizing Yourself Beyond Your Thoughts: Your identity isn’t defined solely by your addiction.
  5. Understanding Your Values: Discovering what truly matters to you can steer your path toward recovery.
  6. Taking Committed Actions: It’s about making conscious choices that align with your goal of a sober life.

If you’re ready to take that first step towards a life free from the grip of addiction, know that Alpha Recovery is here to guide you. We specialize in acceptance and commitment therapy. In addition, we help you navigate the six core principles that can lead you toward lasting change.

Reaching out isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength. It’s a declaration that you’re ready to take control of your life. To embark on this journey with us, give us a call at 866-307-3949. National Recovery Month 2023 isn’t just a month – it’s a chance for you to step into a new chapter of your life.

It’s about a month of hope, understanding, and transformation. As the stories of recovery unfold and the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy come to life, remember that you’re not alone. September is an opportunity for growth, healing, and embarking on a new path – the path to a sober, fulfilling life.

Alpha Recovery Center offers comprehensive treatment and support for individuals battling addiction and co-occurring mental health challenges.

Most Insurance Plans Accepted

We believe that financial barriers should not prevent anyone from accessing high-quality addiction treatment. At Alpha Recovery Center, we work with a broad range of insurance providers to ensure individuals struggling with addiction can access effective care and treatment tailored to their specific needs. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the intricacies of your insurance benefits, helping you to fully understand and maximize your coverage for the treatment you need.

For questions about your insurance coverage options, please reach out to our team by phone or fill out our online insurance verification form. An admissions coordinator will promptly follow up with you. If you are currently without insurance or have limited coverage, our team is here to guide you through alternative options.

Eric Chaghouri, M.D.


Dr. Eric Chaghouri

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