September has marked National Recovery Month, a governmentally recognized celebration of all the people working hard to better their lives in recovery.

Why Understanding Recovery Matters

There is a common saying in recovery which creates a distinguished difference between what recovery is and what recovery is not. This saying is rephrased in different ways, but generally comes out the same. Recovery is for sick people who are trying to get well, not bad people who are trying to get ‘good’. So to say, that people who are struggling with addiction, alcoholism, eating disorders, compulsive behaviors, and other mental health issues aren’t bad people who need to find a way to get good again. Mental illness, in any capacity, isn’t a crime, a sin, or some kind of ethical condemnation. However, it is true, and quite common, that people who are struggling with their mental health commit crime, act without ethics, and make morally questionable choices. We have to remember that their ability to make healthy decisions is impaired. An impaired mind is a form of illness and recovery is the way that those who are “sick” and experiencing mental illness recover a state of wellness, health, and stability in order to live a better life, as better people, who have the ability to make better choices.

What Recovery Really Is

Recovery is more than detox, treatment, sober livings, and 12-step meetings. Recovery is a state of mind, a lifestyle choice, and a journey which lasts a lifetime. Often argued is whether or not someone is totally “recovered” as opposed to constantly recovering. People in recovery tend to feel that recovery is a commitment to growing, learning, evolving, and changing. Whether they lived with addictions, emotional disorders, or other issues, people in recovery feel they have been giving a second lease on life. In order to make the most of their life, they commit to improving every single day: an admirable and humbling dedication.

We Love Recovery At Hired Power!

Hired Power is comprised of a dynamic team of professionals. Each member of our staff has experienced recovery personally, either on their own journey or the journey of someone close to them. Each day, we celebrate recovery by helping families bring recovery home. Our services aim to improve the lives of every individual involved in the recovery journey, from starting a recovery journey to making sure the recovery journey never ends in a beautiful, healthy life.

Hired Power offers recovery services designed to make your family’s journey through the recovery process as seamless as possible. Our dynamic team of experienced recovery professionals strive to bring their personal passion and professional expertise to your every need and concern. Ultimately, our goal is to help you bring recovery home and focus on where healing matters most: family. For information on our services, call us today: 714-559-3919

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