Celebrating 49 Years

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Recovery Month

People in recovery are all around us.  They are full contributors to our community, participating in business, volunteering, and providing for their families.  To promote an even more accepting environment, where people feel free to join others on their path of recovery, it’s important that we reach out to them or speak up for their cause.  Too many people are still unaware that prevention works and that mental and/or substance use disorders can be treated, just like other health problems, such as diabetes and hypertension.  We can work together to improve the overall health of our community by supporting behavioral health.

National Recovery Month - Celebrating 25 Years

Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.  The 2014 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery:  Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly discuss mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery.  It aims to foster public understanding and acceptance of behavioral health conditions.

Mental and/or substance use disorders affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels.  They need to know that help is available.  In fact, in 2012, 34.1 million adults aged 18 or older received services for mental illness in the past year, and 2.5 million people aged 12 or older who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem received treatment at a specialty facility.

These individuals can get better, both physically and emotionally.  They need the support of a welcoming community – one that speaks up for their cause and one that reaches out to lend a hand.

Alcohol and Drug Council is celebrating Recovery Month to honor individuals and families who are in long-term recovery.  Join us for our second annual Tuff e Nuff Challenge Adventure Course.  Your attendance will demonstrate the support of the recovery community, including those who provide recovery support services.

We urge all community members or organizations to join in on the celebration and help stem the incidence of mental and/or substance use disorders.   Let people know that free, confidential help is available 24 hours a day through SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TDD).  Additionally, you can provide information about local treatment and recovery resources on your website and link to additional information available at http://www.recoverymonth.gov.

To speak up or reach out to a person in recovery or seeking prevention or treatment services can make a huge difference. Together we can help others realize the promise of recovery.

 

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The Council's Mission

The Council offers hope and recovery to people struggling with addictive behaviors and strengthens our community through prevention and education programs.

The Council's Core Values

HOPE -   Our attitude, relationships and skills project the belief that positive change can occur and goals can be achieved.

CARING & COMPASSION -  We understand that those we serve have needs for caring and compassion as they do the hard work of addressing their addiction. We communicate this from our initial welcoming message and continue throughout their stay. Our staff has similar needs, and to be effective, we need to encourage a culture of caring and compassion for each other.

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE -  Our services reflect a thorough understanding of the strengths and needs of those we serve and offer a range of high quality, evidence-based practices in the field of addiction. We continuously improve our services through assessing our outcomes, our wise use of resources, responding to changing community needs and supporting the development of our staff.

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