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SAMHSA News - September/October 2007, Volume 15, Number 5


Celebrating Recovery Month

photo of approximately 5,000 people in support of recovery celebrate Recovery Happens! 2007 in Sacramento, California
Approximately 5,000 people in support of recovery celebrate Recovery Happens! 2007 in Sacramento, CA.

September 2007 marked SAMHSA’s 18th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and communities around the Nation commemorated the occasion with various events. Some events focused on youth substance use, while others focused on individuals and families.

At more than 600 events in all 50 states, people came together to celebrate recovery and to support loved ones by participating in 5-K walks, motorcycle rides, public forums, picnics, and health fairs.

In Sacramento, CA, approximately 5,000 people in support of recovery attended Recovery Happens! 2007 on the west steps of the State Capitol Building in early September. Attendees enjoyed a spirited kick-off rally, keynote speech, and meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous inside the State Capitol Building.

In Syracuse, NY, community members attended a candlelight vigil to remember those who have died from drug and alcohol addiction.

For more information, or to read about other events, visit SAMHSA’s Recovery Month Web site at www.recoverymonth.gov/2007End of Article

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Inside This Issue
Reducing Wait Time Improves Treatment Access, Retention
Part 1
Part 2
What Is NIATx?
What Is Process Improvement?
STAR-SI in Action: South Carolina
STAR-SI Participants
 ACTION Campaign
From the Administrator: Striving for Quality…
One Step at a Time


Grant Awards Announced

NSDUH: Prescription Drugs Still a Concern

Celebrating Recovery Month

Workplace Report: Employees & Drug Use

Workplace Helpline Active

Co-Occurring Disorders: Integrating Services

Science and Service Awards

CMHS Advisory Council: New Members Named

Presidential Award Bestowed

Prevention Journal Spotlights Homelessness, Mental Illness

TAP 29: Managing Treatment System Performance

Criminal Justice & Treatment: New Brochure


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SAMHSA News - September/October 2007, Volume 15, Number 5