Thursday, September 6, 2012

SAMHSA's Road to Recovery Update

SAMHSA's Road to Recovery Update - Recovery, Join the Voice for Recovery, It's Worth It

September Is Recovery Month—Join Us!
Across the Nation, thousands of people are observing Recovery Month by hosting or attending events, getting proclamations issued in their community, or working with local media to air public service announcements and raise awareness. They are also helping others find treatment or help for substance use or mental disorders, and showing support for those already in recovery.
Be sure to post your recovery event now so others will attend your event.

Watch the September Road to Recovery Program: Building Communities of Recovery: How Community-Based Partnerships and Recovery Support Organizations Make Recovery Work
The goal of recovery is for individuals to lead successful, satisfying, and healthy lives integrated in the community. This requires the availability of prevention, health care, treatment, and recovery support services. Community-based organizations play a vital role in addressing the diverse needs of people in recovery from mental and/or substance use disorders. Partnerships and networks within communities serve to leverage the particular contribution that individual community-based organizations have to offer. Recovery support organizations, those that focus on the recovery needs of individuals, are becoming an increasingly important part of the solution. Housing, employment, education, and socialization are all pieces of the puzzle that fit together to achieve overall behavioral health objectives. This show will describe how communities are organizing and networking to provide recovery support. The show also will highlight efforts to change the culture of communities to accept and embrace people in recovery.

Announcing the September Ask the Expert Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, Executive Director, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CCDC II, SAP, is the executive director of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. She previously served as the executive director of the Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Ms. Moreno Tuohy has administered multicounty, publicly funded alcohol/drug prevention, intervention, and treatment centers with services ranging from prenatal care to serving the elderly.
Ms. Moreno Tuohy will answer questions on the September Road to Recovery program: Building Communities of Recovery: How Community-Based Partnerships and Recovery Support Organizations Make Recovery Work. Submit your questions by September 21. Answers from Ms. Moreno Tuohy will be posted on the Recovery Month website in mid-October. Contact information for questions will be kept confidential.

Submit Your Recovery Month Proclamations!
Thank you for getting your community to issue a Recovery Month proclamation! Please submit your proclamation in electronic format (.jpg) or via hard copy, to post to the Recovery Month website. Show your community's support of people in recovery by adding your proclamation to the many cities, towns, counties, tribes, and states that issued proclamations.

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