ERIC Number: ED467420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
[National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Kit.]
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.
The Recovery Month observance highlights the societal benefits of substance abuse treatment, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. The observance also encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective substance abuse treatment for those in need. Each year a new theme, or emphasis is selected for the observance. This year's theme is intended to focus the nations attention on the needs of Americans who severely need substance abuse treatment. The enclosed materials are designed to provide information and resources to be used to spread the word that those suffering from addiction can be helped through treatment. Specifically, these materials will target parents and families, schools and the education community, health and wellness professionals, health insurers, criminal justice systems, elected officials and civic leaders, labor and trade organizations, community organizations, the faith community, and employers. In addition, the kit includes information and resources needed to launch a comprehensive public education initiative to support local print and broadcast media efforts. Additional resources include a directory of clearinghouses and web sites, a single state agency directory, and diversity resources. (GCP)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Community Support, Mass Media Role, Outcomes of Treatment, Public Health, Public Service, Rehabilitation Counseling, Substance Abuse
For full text: http://www.recoverymonth.gov/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.