September: America’s National Recovery Month

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Every September, National Recovery Month celebrates everyone who is in recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health disorders. This month is a time for the discovery and promotion of innovative scientific advances in addiction treatment approaches—along with the formal recognition of the country’s recovery communities. 

Sobriety isn’t possible without a recovery community, and September is a special time for commemorating people in recovery and honoring those who work in the addiction and mental health fields. In fact, this year’s National Addiction Professionals’ Day falls on September 20!

What Recovery Means For Us at St. Gregory Recovery Center

We view recovery as if September were the only month of the year. Shedding scientific, results-driven light on how to effectively recover from drug and alcohol addiction is our mission. What doesn’t work isn’t utilized here. What does work is tested, tried, and true. For us, recovery is serious business—so we put our energy toward tactics that change lives, such as:

All of these services offer our residents a chance to rebuild their social, professional, familial, and spiritual lives. They all support the same objective: build a permanent recovery plan and stick to it. The Transtheoretical Model of Change states that people need to perform an array of emotional processes to take control of their sobriety. Our commitment to you is to provide you with opportunities and tools to change every part of your life for the better. 

Why Recovery is Important for You

For many people, recovery is the only opportunity to be who they truly are. When you train yourself to change, you gain experience in building self-awareness, supportive relationships, emotional regulation, and sustained commitment to the people, places, and activities that you love most and that serve you best. St. Gregory’s is an expert authority in creating a recovery plan tailored to you and your experience.

  • We Assess and Repair

In this initial stage of the game, we look closely at you who are, who you want to be, what 

you’ve gone through, and where addiction took hold. We weather withdrawal with you, providing medical and emotional support as your body rids itself of toxins and breaks the cycle of dependence. Then we help you dive deeply into healing the psychological, physical, and mental trauma that may have facilitated your SUD. 

  • We Help You Train Your Brain

With the help of evidence-based therapeutic techniques like CBT, we help you forge new neural pathways that create new perspectives, bolster self-image, and ultimately allow you to take responsibility for your life. 

  • We Help You Plan Ahead

After completing residential treatment, you’ll have gained the confidence and insight you’ll need to move forward. To help keep you on track as you head back to home and work, we might recommend our IOP. We most definitely recommend ongoing support via therapy, a recovery support group, and participation in our alumni community.  

Recovery Isn’t One Size Fits All in Iowa

We see the recovery community as clearly as we see the individuals who comprise it. That’s why our approach, methods, and post-recovery support models include the wiggle room to protect the uniqueness of every person who chooses to enter treatment with us. If you or someone you love have questions or concerns about recovery this September, don’t hesitate to contact us.  

Our graduates tell their stories…

When first arriving at St. Gregory I had mixed feelings about the health and wellness workouts. I came in at 136 lbs and didn’t think it was possible to reach...
- Chris
The good life is not merely a life free from addictions, physical and/or psychological—addictions that usually are the outward manifestations of deeper problems—but a life lived in harmonious balance, free...
- Matt
I came to St. Gregory’s at my all-time worst—physically, emotionally, and mentally. Having gone through a bad rehab experience once before, I had been very reluctant in succumbing to that...
- CJ
No matter where I start my thought process when reflecting upon my time before, during and after St. Gregory’s, I always seem to end up in the same place in...
- Kaele


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