September is National Recovery Month, and every year the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) uses this time to observe, educate, and promote that recovery — in all its forms — is possible. Recovery Month began in 1989 as Treatment Works! Month to honor the work of substance use treatment professionals. Recovery Month changed again in 1998 to National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month to include celebrating those in recovery from their substance abuse disorders. Today, National Recovery Month recognizes all aspects of behavioral health.
This year the 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” highlights the importance of how integrated care and a strong community, as well as a sense of purpose and leadership, can lead to effective treatments for those looking to sustain their recovery from either a substance abuse or mental disorder.
Each year, SAMHSA creates theme-specific promotional tools such as logos, banners, flyers, and more, to aid in promoting awareness and understanding of substance and mental health disorders. They can also help you plan an event like a walk or a rally. With tons of information on a wide range of treatment and recovery support services, you can truly make a difference in your community through targeted outreach.
How Can You Get Involved?
Celebrating National Recovery Month is not only limited to professional advocacy groups and non-profit organizations — you can get involved too!
The CCGNJ and National Recovery Month
The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey is Joining the Voices and observing National Recovery Month by raising awareness of the various treatment options available to those suffering from a marijuana or gambling problem in Atlantic City and its surrounding communities. The CCGNJ understands that while the road to recovery may be a difficult one, recovery is possible, and we are here to help.
Here on our website, you will find numerous avenues for treatment, help, and support including a 100% free and confidential hotline (1-800-GAMBLER), Gamblers Anonymous meetings, as well as a full list of nearby treatment providers and facilities.
If you are struggling with any type of mental, gambling, or substance abuse disorder, whether it’s casino gambling or sports betting in New Jersey, contact the CCGNJ for hope, treatment, and unwavering support.