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“Join the Voices…” September is National Recovery Month

Every September the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to encourage individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates people in long-term recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. The 2016 Recovery Month theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!” and highlights the importance of families, communities, and individuals sharing stories of recovery to encourage others to seek treatment, share their stories, and make a personal connection with the recovery movement.  To learn more about National Recovery month, find or post events, and download resources, visit SAMHSA’s Recovery Month website.

Locally the Regional Substance Abuse Council’s (RSAC) Recovery Workgroup, in partnership with the Pier Recovery Center of Cape Cod and Students Achieving Recovery Together (START), is presenting a free celebration on the Hyannis Green.

Recovery Fest Cape Cod Flyer (Sept.’16)
Saturday September 17, 2016
11:00 – 2:00 PM
Hyannis Town Green.

The celebration will offer food, activities, and entertainment to celebrate the achievements of the Cape Cod recovery community. Special guests include Senator Dan Wolf and CCAR’s Phil Valentine, with music by 12 Step.

The Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) has established a communication infrastructure across towns, providers, organizations, and individuals on Cape Cod to identify and address regional gaps and disparities in the substance use service provider system, maximize inter-agency collaboration and maximize funding and resource opportunities.  RSAC facilitates for a coordinated and comprehensive regional approach to substance use across the continuum of prevention, treatment, intervention, and recovery.