September is Recovery Month!

Families and Communities Can Make a Difference Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year, millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and substance use disorders. In fact, we need to create environments and relationships that promote…

Time for Celebrations: A Letter to Parents

We are entering a season of celebration for students.  Though it may seem like you are approaching the end of an era, it really is the beginning of many celebrations of life and accomplishments for your child. With prom, end of year activities and graduation day, the coming weeks will present many opportunities for teens…

Prevention Week is Coming!

WHAT IS NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK? National Prevention Week (NPW) is a SAMHSA-sponsored annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together through local events to raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and mental disorders. WHEN…

April is Alcohol Awareness Month!

Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people…