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.
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 ( http://challenge.gov/samhsa ) 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.
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.