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Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month. It is designed to increase understanding and awareness of both mental and substance use disorders. Additionally, it is to celebrate those who have recovered from their addiction.

If you have successfully recovered from your addiction, congratulations! That is a major event in your life. If you are still on the fence about going to recovery, please reach out to us today. Recovery will change your life in ways you never imagined – mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.

So, in honor of National Recovery Month, let’s take a look at some added benefits of recovery:

You will save money.

Have you ever been to a point in your life where you really did not want/could not use any more money? Probably not. Most people would always gladly take the opportunity to make more money. And, by cutting your addiction you are basically giving yourself a raise.

Rather it was drugs or alcohol, if you were addicted to it, chances are you were investing in it quite a bit. By leaving this behind, you will likely notice a major difference in how much you are able to save.

Tip: Every time you would have normally purchased drugs or alcohol, set aside the amount you would have spent in a savings account or safe place. You will be pleasantly surprised how much you are able to save in a short time!

You will make new friends.

Yes, it will be hard to leave your old ones behind, and as you are cutting the addiction, you will find that you have to cut some friends, too. However, you will find yourself making new, and more importantly, healthy friends. As you welcome this new stage in life, try to get excited about the opportunity to meet new people.

You will look better.

Getting sober provides such a boost of confidence. Not only can you boast that you actually did it, but you will be physically and mentally healthier and that will show. You will notice a difference in the way you feel on the inside and look on the outside.

If you have a success story about your recovery, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to share your success story, or the success story of a loved one with us in the comments.