Monday, September 01, 2014
Recovery Month has been celebrated nationally for 25 years. It emphasizes that treatment work, people do recover and sobriety is possible. It helps to get the message out that recovery is possible from any addiction and that there is help available for anyone.
I think that we are all touched by someone who has or has had addiction issues from alcohol, drugs, gambling, food, shopping, people, relationships, or any number of issues.
I have been in recovery from drugs and alcohol for 35 years. I have been a recovering codependent for probably 20 years. and, now I am recovering from food addiction and emotional eating, thanks to spark people.
I have a daughter and a son who are both in recovery from their drug and alcohol addictions, and they have both chosen different paths to recover.
Recovery is about change, getting better, getting healthier, choosing to do things differently and continuing on a life long journey to wholeness and wellness. Recovery can take many forms, many paths, many directions.
I would encourage you to continue on your recovery journey and/or be supportive of someone you may know who is on their recovery journey.
and, don't ever give up, you never know when you or someone you know may 'get it'.
I am certainly grateful that my mother never gave up on me, and I am very grateful for God's Grace and people's support that helped me to get it.
for more information go to: www.recoverymonth.gov