Celebrate recovery month

First Posted: 3:02 pm - August 28th, 2015

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY — September is designated as National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use issues and celebrate the people who recover.

Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health. Families play an important role in the life of a loved one with addiction problems.

Prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover, especially with family support and participation in their recovery. Addiction is a treatable disease.

Whether it is alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, gambling or even behavioral problems, the staff at Fairfield Behavioral Health Services is dedicated to providing confidential, evidenced-based, best practice, accessible and affordable services.

In honor of Recovery Month, Fairfield Behavioral Health Services is planning the following activities and events:

• Celebrate Recovery Resource Booklets

• Recovery Walk “1 Hour 1 Lap 1 Cause” — Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m.

• Writing contest for Middle and High School Students (check with your Guidance Department)

• Marion C. Smith Trailblazer Award

• Youth Motivational Speaker — Sept. 22 at Fairfield County High School and Fairfield Middle School

• Recovery Health Seminar — Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $15.

For more details on all activities, visit www.fairfieldbhs.org

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