The month of September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and set apart to help educate the public about substance abuse treatment options and help friends and family. 

Recovering from addiction can be a long and arduous process – for everyone. Once someone is aware that there is a dependency issue and seeks treatment, they may enter a detox program, transition to rehab, or recover at an inpatient or outpatient facility. Each of these steps depends on the individual’s needs and is essential for a successful recovery.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse does more than harm individuals and their loved ones. The abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs costs our nation more than $740B each year in crime, lost work productivity, and healthcare.

The month of September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and is set apart to help educate the public about substance abuse treatment options and help friends and family. 

September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Now in its 31st year, the theme for 2020 is: “Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Connections.” The focus is on how important connections with people have become – especially during the adversity experienced in 2020. When it comes to recovery, there is a great need for support, companionship, and courage to speak. 

This time is also an excellent opportunity to reflect on service providers’ dedication and other community members who help make these recoveries in all its different forms possible.

If you know someone who is suffering from mental health or substance abuse disorders, it’s essential to know that there are options and people out there to help them make a take the right steps. These facilities help with everything from therapy to medicine-assisted treatment and even employment support services. 

For many, the services help individuals overcome addictions, and they go on to lead healthy and rewarding lives. 

Red Bags is dedicated to providing medical waste disposal services for rehabilitation and recovery facilities. So you can remain compliant and focus your attention and care on the patients who need you. 

Whether your facility produces a lot of waste or just a small amount, we can work with you to set up a regular pickup schedule. Get in touch today!

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