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SAMHSA News - July/August 2005, Volume 13, Number 4

Recovery Month

illustration for Join the Voices for Recovery - National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month SAMHSA recently released television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to be used as part of the 16th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month observance in September. Recovery Month spotlights the need for alcohol and drug abuse treatment and recovery, and honors both those in recovery and treatment providers.

In 2004, over 400 events were held in local communities.

The TV and radio PSAs, produced in both English and Spanish, aim to dispel negative characterizations about individuals who have achieved sobriety and are now in recovery, as well as emphasize the reconnection to society that is associated with recovery from substance abuse disorders.

The materials for this year's Recovery Month, "Join the Voices for Recovery:
Healing Lives, Families, and Communities," include SAMHSA's Recovery Month planning kit, the new PSAs, and other Web-based and print materials. These materials were developed by more than 75 organizations and coalitions within and outside the alcohol and drug addiction treatment field.

The Recovery Month toolkit (see SAMHSA News, May/June 2005) has been distributed to 75,000 individuals and organizations across the Nation.

For more information about this year's Recovery Month events, visit www.recoverymonth.govEnd of Article

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SAMHSA News - July/August 2005, Volume 13, Number 4

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