ERIC Number: ED479360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Health: National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
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, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Celebrating Health," is intended to focus national attention on the problem of co-occurring and co-existing disorders that further complicate treatment and recovery. Parents and families, schools and the education community, health and wellness professionals, health insurers, justice and child welfare systems, community-based and service organizations, and employers can used the enclosed materials to help spread the word that treatment is effective and recovery is possible. This kit contains information on the many benefits of treatment including less crime, more productive schools and workplaces, and savings to the health care system. In addition, this kit includes information and resources that can be used to reach out to local media. Additional resources include a directory of federal agencies and resources, and a single state agency directory. (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.