Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sue Scheff: Addiction - Recovery Month - Teen Drug Use

Summer is officially here, which will bring us into fall before we know it.  September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. There will be many events throughout the country to raise awareness of substance abuse and promote recovery.

The Recovery Month Web sites aims to promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers, and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug disorders in all its forms is possible. Today they are promoting Join the Voices of Recovery: Now More Than Ever!” toolkit.

National Drug and Alcohol Recovery Month is in September, however today is when you can start to be proactive in your community.  Join the voices for recovery on Facebook.  Find out where you can learn more about substance abuse and how you can be  part of recovery, not an enabler.

Don't wake up one morning to find out your teen has decided to chase the dragon. Start today in being proactive and educate yourself on the abuse of drugs and alcohol.  Over the last 20 years, National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) has inspired millions of people to raise awareness about addiction, share their stories of recovery, and assist others who are still struggling.

Join Recovery Month on Facebook for more up-to-date information on events throughout Florida and our country.  Don't be a parent in denial, be proactive.

Be an educated parent, you will have safer and healthier teens.

Related articles:

ADDICTED: Are you an enabler?
Addiction Destroys Families
Parents: The Anti-Drug
Fishbowl Parties: Learn More
OTC: Over the Counter Drug Abuse

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