Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Recovery Month

Every year, towns, counties, and states around the country observe National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in September. This year, the 19th annual Recovery Month recognizes the impact that real people and real stories have on recovery and celebrates those who work to advance the treatment and recovery landscape.

Share your Recovery Month event photographs, videos, and results!

Please share your event results and pictures for posting on the Recovery Month Web site and for the Road to Recovery Wrap show and send them to Mark Mendez, Road to Recovery Supervisory Producer, or send videos to:

Mark Mendez
Road to Recovery - Supervising Producer
Macro International
11420 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Pictures should be good quality stills with a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. Include shots that provide context, for example a banner with the name of your event or city in the background Include with your pictures any press release or promotional documents that will help us describe the event Please note the City, State and Recovery Month ID number of your event in your email. For video submissions, please send DVD, miniDV or Betacam SP formats Compressed video on a CD cannot be used for production. The materials will not be returned.

All materials must be received by October 10, 2008.

Next Webcast: Wednesday, November 5, 2008:The Road to Recovery 2008: A Showcase of Events (Wrap Show)

In this program, we will look at the array of events conducted in communities large and small as the country comes together in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in September 2008. Individuals, families, and entire communities across the Nation unite under the theme, “Join the Voices of Recovery: Real People, Real Recovery.” This program will showcase Recovery Month community forums, music-based activities, walks and runs for recovery, Major League Baseball games, and other uplifting events intended to raise awareness of recovery and increase accessibility to treatment. In addition, the show will highlight the positive and affirming message that addiction is treatable and recovery is possible.

Join Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as she highlights Recovery Month 2008 activities.

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