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Posted Mar 04 2011 1:25am
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SAMHSA's Road to Recovery Update - Recovery, Join the Voice for Recovery, Recovery Benefits Everyone
Premieres Today! The March Road to Recovery Program: Join the Voices for Recovery: Recovery Benefits Everyone!

On March 2, 2011, join host, Ivette Torres, as the Road to Recovery series kicks off its 11th season with an episode that highlights the many accomplishments of the 2010 National Recovery Month campaign, and looks forward to planning a successful September 2011 Recovery Month. The Recovery Month campaign offers help and hope not only for individuals receiving recovery services, and those in recovery, but also for families, loved ones, and friends. The benefits of treatment and recovery ripple across entire communities throughout our Nation, proving the effectiveness of treatment and that people can and do recover.

The Road to Recovery programs can be viewed at any time on the Recovery Month website, or you can order them .

 See the Road to Recovery Television Program

Enter SAMHSA's PSA Contest To Recognize and Encourage Youth-Led Prevention

SAMHSA is sponsoring a public service announcement (PSA) video contest to help kick off a new initiative, National Prevention Week 2012.

SAMHSA is encouraging young adults, age 18 to 25, to create a 15- or 30-second PSA highlighting how they're making a difference in their communities to prevent alcohol and drug problems, and reflecting the theme, "We are the ones. How are you taking action?"

Please share this opportunity with young adults in your community and provide them with the contest website ( ) for more details or to enter. The deadline for entries is April 15, 2011.

View the Suicide Prevention Training Video for Substance Abuse Treatment Providers

Suicide is the leading cause of death among people who abuse alcohol and drugs, making suicide risk a problem that every frontline substance abuse counselor must be able to address. In collaboration with SAMHSA, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a training video as a companion piece for SAMHSA's Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 50: Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment.

This 75-minute video depicts and explains appropriate counseling methods, administrative support, and clinical supervision for substance abuse providers treating clients with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. SAMHSA recommends that the video be used in conjunction with TIP 50.

 Watch the Video
 Order TIP 50

Recovery Month Wins a Mercury Award!

The 2010 Recovery Month "Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!" campaign won a Bronze Mercury Award. This year, there were more than 760 entries from 21 countries. The Mercury Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in professional communications, are internationally recognized as a measure of success and a good predictor of future success.

 See Recovery Month Awards

September 2011 National Recovery Month

Recovery Updates
 View the various contributions made to Recovery Month.
123 Events
0 Proclamations
9 Voices for Recovery

Planning Your Event
 Looking to plan an event or increase your event attendance in 2011? Post your events to build awareness and interest.
 Post Your Event

Voices for Recovery
 Do you know someone who is celebrating recovery? Let him or her know that he or she has a voice! People can share their stories with others about treatment.
 Share Your Stories

Connect With Us
 Help support and spread the message of recovery. Follow us on Twitter, "Like" us on Facebook, or watch our videos on YouTube.
Follow Recovery Month on Twitter!  Become a Recovery Month Fan!  YouTube Logo - Click here to visit Recovery Month's YouTube Channel

About Recovery Month
 National Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable people to live a healthy and rewarding life.
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
1 Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857  |  1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727)  |
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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