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5 Things to Do to Celebrate Recovery Month (Plus a Giveaway!)

September 4, 2017 Life in Recovery

Recovery Month is here again! For the month of September, the country will be hosting events that educate, inspire, and spread the message of recovery. In the spirit of sharing, we have some cool stuff planned over the next few weeks and we want to give you a little sneak peek at what to expect from The Discovery House. Also, we wanted to share with you all the awesome ways that you can celebrate recovery this month.

Get Involved in Your Local Community

In all of our years of recovery, there is one question that is majorly effective in times of need: how can I help? Many people get so wrapped up in trying to figure things out on their own that they forget how simple it is to be kind. Be that person who walks into a room, sleeves rolled up, ready to help in whatever way you can. Not only is this an awesome way to approach problems, giving back is a great way to enhance your recovery. 

Check Out the Calendar of Events for Recovery Month

For the entire month of September, events large and small are going to be happening all over the country. Recovery Month has a calendar packed with events from seminars, to 5k runs, and other really cool fundraising and awareness events. Find an event that is nearest to you and get involved. 

Plan a Recovery Month Get-Together with Your Group of Friends

Not only can you join in on existing events but you can take matters into your own hands and plan an event of your own. Grab your notebook and gather some friends together to start brainstorming some ideas. The Recovery Month website has a great toolkit precisely for this reason.

See What Your Alumni Organization is Getting Up To

Often, we don’t have to travel very far to find exactly what we are looking for. Any amazing alumni organization is going to be doing something for Recovery Month this September so look to yours to get the 411. 

If you’re a member of The Discovery House alumni, we have some plans in the works. We would love to have you! To get involved, contact us or join the conversation on our Facebook group.

Join the conversation online

Lastly, one of the most powerful ways to make a real impact this Recovery Month is online via social media. There are a few ways to do this. Every Wednesday at 11am, we will be hosting our weekly Twitter chat with special guests throughout the month. We talk about all things addiction and recovery so if you have a Twitter account, join us!

Another thing you can do is search for existing conversations by following your favorite recovery bloggers and influencers. Try looking up recovery topics by popular hashtags like #RecoveryMonth, #Recoveryisworthit, or #RecoveryRocks just to name a few. 

And last but certainly not least, for the entire month of September, we are hosting an epic Recovery Month giveaway in partnership with some of our favorite recovery influencers and friends, Sober Nation and Laura Silverman of The Sobriety Collective. We are giving away the ultimate recovery kit filled with goodies to inspire your recovery. There are tons of chances to win – enter below. 

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