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Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month

Whether you’re just now trying to find your path with recovery or have had a long journey with what recovery is all about, your life and your story are to be celebrated. Recovery from substance use is something that deserves to be acknowledged and saluted, much like the strides made by those dealing with other illnesses like hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Each September, we observe those making strides in recovery by reinforcing the positive message that behavioral health is vital to one’s overall health, preventative techniques work, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover!

Non-medical, non-prescribed, and non-sanctioned use of a controlled substance are all considered drug abuse. These are more likely to create either physical or psychological dependence in the user. Substance Abuse Disorders or SUD affect more than 20 million Americans over the age of 12. Marijuana and prescription pain medications are the most common of these disorders.

The link between mental illness and substance abuse disorders is undeniable. More than 3.5 million Americans have experienced a major depressive episode as an adolescent, while 4.6 million experienced this as young adults.

In 2018, the following statistics were recorded, according to Drug Abuse Statistics:

  • 1 million or 19.1% of adults have a mental illness.
  • 4 million or 4.6% of adults have a serious mental illness.
  • 3.2 million or 1.3% of the adult populace in the US (ages 18 and older) had co-occurring mental illness diagnosis along with a substance abuse disorder.
  • ~30%+ of adults with mental illness were binge drinkers.
  • 49.4% of adults with serious mental illness had used illicit drugs.

The statistics merely show the importance of the impact that recovery can have on Americans. Addictions can be easy to fall into but once you’ve made the decision to change your life, you begin the road to recovery.

Recovery is to be celebrated!

If you or someone you know is on their road to recovery, or has dealt with the effects of substance abuse and needs resources, Lifeologie has trained professionals at very affordable rates to help.

Although we do not offer addiction services, we do offer help for those who are impacted by addiction with a variety of therapeutic approaches. Our counselors are trained to work with all members of the family. We have experts in Play Therapy for children, as well as specialists in couples and individual therapy.

About the Author:

Nicole Davis provides counseling for teens, women, and young adults in Oak Cliff, Dallas Nicole Davis enjoys working with an array of clients from different backgrounds, including those who are on a road to recovery. Nicole works with couples impacted by addiction and specializes in working with individuals with mood disorders like anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders. Nicole is seeing clients for as low as $35/session! Book an appointment with Nicole at our Lifeologie Oak Cliff location today!