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September Is National Recovery Month

Sept. 1, 2006 – The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Division of the Department of Health will hold an open house luncheon at Charles Harwood Medical Complex to commemorate National Recovery Month. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 7.
This year's theme is "Join the Voices for Recovery: Build a Stronger, Healthier Community" and focuses on the positive impact of treatment and recovery for substance abuse disorders. This is the 17th annual National Recovery Month is observed each September, according to a press release from DOH.
The month is set aside to: update communities on strides made in treatment; educate the public that substance use disorders are a treatable public health problem that affects us all; and encourage community support for those in need of treatment and people in recovery.
For more information, call 773-1311, ext. 3023.

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