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September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month, a national observance to increase awareness and understanding of the disease of addiction. This month we’re honoring 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 >

  1. 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 >

  1. 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 and those with an anniversary today. You can also “heart” a story, to share some love – just click on the heart. (Please note, you’ll have to be signed in.) Show some love >

  1. 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 >

  1. 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 >

  1. 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 >

If your child is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem, call our Toll-Free Parent’s Helplineat 1-855-DRUGFREE or visit Get Help.

Source: http://www.drugfree.org/recovery-month-6-things-can-offer-hope/

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