"September is National Recovery Month, a month reserved for celebration by the recovery community – those who have recovered from addiction – and their loved ones. Treatment centers, recovery community organizations and even nonprofit groups are stepping up to hold events, workshops, rallies, walks and more in hopes of eradicating the stigma surrounding addiction and continuing to urge those still struggling to get help.

Today there are still 23 million people struggling with addiction, and every year it is known that only about 10% of these individuals receive help. When coupling the staggering numbers of those personally facing addiction with those who are a friend or family member of that individual, these numbers exponentially rise. The impact of addiction is vast, often leading to broken families, overdoses, lost jobs, lost homes and even death."