Recovery: Now More Than Ever!
To kick off the 21st observance of Recovery Month, SAMHSA recently launched the redesigned 2010 Recovery Month Web site and introduced this year’s theme: "Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!"
The theme highlights the importance of recovery and treatment for substance use disorders at this time in our Nation.
People suffering from substance use disorders can be uniquely affected by stresses from external factors, such as workplace issues and economic uncertainty. This kind of stress can create tensions and pressures on them as well as on their families, friends, and coworkers.
Now more than ever, it is important for people with substance use disorders and their communities to support and maintain recovery or seek treatment.
The 2010 Recovery Month Web site offers tools such as a map feature to search for events by state. The map allows visitors to see where Recovery Month events are scheduled. It’s not too early start planning your events for September 2010—post them on the site today!
The site also will host a blog and use Twitter to expand the social media outreach started in 2009 with the Recovery Month Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
The Web site features Road to Recovery television and radio programming beginning in February 2009. Once aired, the programs will be archived on the Web site for viewing or listening anytime.
Topics for 2010 programming include homelessness and substance use treatment, the importance of proper use of prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, recovery and the media, and youth in recovery.
In addition, download banners, logos and widgets to post on your own Web site to encourage people to get involved in the recovery movement—now more than ever!
Visit the Recovery Month Web site.