Hi Everyone! we’re gearing up for an exciting month ahead… we are putting the finishing touches on our Facebook page, (which I know, will never be “finished”) so we’re almost there – if you are interested in a “sneak peek” visit www.facebook.com/carrierclinic. The formal announcement will come out this week, but I’m too excited not to share this exciting news now.
Although we’ve waited for our Facebook dreams to become a reality, the timing couldn’t be better – what a fantastic way to kick off National Recovery Month!
National Recovery Month (http://www.recoverymonth.gov) is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Each September, thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and services around the country celebrate their successes and share them with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues in an effort to educate the public about recovery, how it works, for whom, and why. There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery.
Here are some of the local events being held by Carrier Clinic and our Community Partners this September:
Carrier Clinic is hosting its third annual Walk of Hope on Saturday, September 21st in Belle Mead. Visit http://CarrierClinicWalkofHope.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is hosting their “Out of the Darkness” Walk in New Brunswick on September 29th to educate the public about suicide. Visit http://www.afsp.org/local-chapters/find-your-local-chapter/afsp-central-new-jersey%20AFSP.org (Central NJ chapter) for more information.
Our friends at NCADD Middlesex are also hosting several events to celebrate recovery -
“Pass It On” is an inspirational (and often hilarious) live stage performance, designed to educate and celebrate sobriety.
This performance is presented as if you’re in an old time recovery meeting with the beloved co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous as the guest speakers. We invite you to join us for this remarkable fundraiser to help The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. continue its mission to provide substance abuse prevention, education, and support for personal recovery.
Performances are Saturday, September 28th at 7pm and Sunday, September 29th at 2pm
NCADD is also hosting its 12th annual Tree of Hope ceremony on September 26th, designed to raise the consciousness of our neighbors in Middlesex County to the fact that addiction is an illness from which many do recover, and to celebrate those recoveries.
Congratulations to the New Brunswick Counseling Center (NBCC) in New Brunswick for being selected as the recipient of the 2013 Tree of Hope.
For more information, visit http://www.ncadd-middlesex.org/
I hope you’ll support a local recovery event this month - and we would love to see you at our Walk of Hope on the 21st!
Thanks for reading,