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SAMHSA News - July/August 2007, Volume 15, Number 4


Ready for Recovery Month?

National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery MonthSeptember is fast approaching, and with it comes SAMHSA’s 18th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month observance.

Communities around the country are preparing for recovery walks, special events, town proclamations, and various other activities. Are you ready?

Here’s a reminder checklist to help:

    checked box Place your media advisory in newspaper columns at least a week ahead of time to promote upcoming events and attract more attention.
    checked box Place a Recovery Month radio public service announcement (PSA). Call local stations to find out the contact information of the person in charge of PSAs or public campaigns.
    checked box Organize a community panel. This group could include people in recovery, public officials, local health care providers, and justice system representatives.
    checked box Reserve a backup venue if your event is outdoors. If you plan a rain date, make sure all attendees, speakers, and media know when and where the event will occur if it is rescheduled.
    checked box Contact national and local Recovery Month planning partners to collaborate with your organization. A list of potential contacts is included in the toolkit.
    checked box Download new promotional packages containing video clips and PowerPoint presentations from the Recovery Month Web site.
    checked box Give your event even more publicity by posting it on the Recovery Month Web site and listing the time, location, and a description. Also, crosscheck your event with others locally and nationally.

Don't forget to visit www.recoverymonth.gov to check for updates! End of Article

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Inside This Issue
Rural Substance Abuse:
Overcoming Barriers to Prevention, Treatment
 Part 1
 Part 2
 Rural Resources
 2008 Conference, Web Casts
From the Administrator:
Putting Rural Substance Abuse “On the Map”


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Grants: Looking Ahead to 2008

Suicide Prevention & MySpace.com

Anti-Stigma Campaign: Friends Make a Difference

Preventing FASD in Native Communities

Underage Drinking
Radio PSAs Help Parents “Start Talking”

Action Guides for Families, Educators


Ready for Recovery Month?

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Co-Occurring Disorders: Two New Papers

Drug Tests or Self Reports: Which Works Best?

Treatment Directory Updated

New Navajo & Russian Publications

Problem Gambling: Beating the Odds

Behavioral Health: CA’s Asian Pacific Family Center

Mental Health on Campus: R.I.S.E. Helps Students


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SAMHSA News - July/August 2007, Volume 15, Number 4