National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

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National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Description

This Web site focuses on National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, which promotes the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use treatment, lauds the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible. Developed by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Recovery Month activities have been held each September since 1998.

This Web site provides the following resources:

  • Link to the Web page for the current Recovery Month program, including news, a variety of resource materials, and information about planned events
  • Link to the most recent Recovery Month tool kit, which assists users through the entire process of planning, launching, and publicizing Recovery Month activities. It includes the following types of materials:
    • Media outreach materials
    • Targeted outreach materials for general and specific audiences (e.g., employers, insurance providers, health care providers)
    • Resources to help planners build partnerships and target audiences in the community
  • Interactive form for posting details of planned events
  • Multimedia materials
    • Webcasts and Ask the Expert forum for asking questions
    • Video podcasting
    • DVD/video ordering
    • Public service announcements
    • PowerPoint shows
  • Materials order form
  • Accomplishments/highlights and awards from past Recovery Month campaigns
  • Links to the Web pages for previous Recovery Month campaigns, each including the Recovery Month tool kit for that year

Developer:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Funding Sources:

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2006
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: August 2006
Last Updated: 04/11/08

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