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September is Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

Governor McCrory signed a proclamation in early June officially declaring September as Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. We are thrilled that the Governor has become a strong advocate for persons suffering from drug and alcohol disease in this state.

Information and resources on recovery in NC.

Recovery NC has planned events around the state to celebrate the month. Join an event near you or learn more about what they are doing to combat addictive diseases in the state.

Did you know? Recovery Month is not just celebrated in NC! National efforts are being made to help with recovery. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration‘s (SAMHSA) theme for the month has been to join the voices for recovery together on pathways to wellness. SAMHSA has prepared toolkits to help those seeking recovery and for others seeking to help loved ones recover. Resources and information are also available in Spanish.

Guiding Principles of Recovery (SAMHSA):

  1. Recovery emerges from hope.
  2. Recovery is person-driven.
  3. Recovery occurs via many pathways.
  4. Recovery is holistic.
  5. Recovery is supported by peers and allies.
  6. Recovery is supported through relationships and social networks.
  7. Recovery is culturally-based and influenced.
  8. Recovery is supported by addressing trauma.
  9. Recovery involves individual, family, and community strengths and responsibility.
  10. Recovery is based on respect.

What are you doing to help with recovery efforts in the state? 


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