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A recovery program for substance abusers


To the Editor:

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month and during Recovery Month each September, people in communities across the country join together to help people realize that substance use disorders are treatable diseases. Participating in recovery programs for substance use disorders is as effective as receiving treatment for other chronic conditions-yet nearly 21 million people needed but did not receive treatment last year, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings.

Lapeer County Community Mental Health is hosting a Recovery Fair today (September 30) from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the CMH gym at 1570 Suncrest Dr. in Lapeer. This year's theme is 'Join the Voices for Recover: together we learn, together we heal.' The event is open to the public, admission and refreshments are free and door prizes will be given away to participants.

Come and learn about available recovery treatment programs that can successfully treat the problems of substance use disorders including addictions to drugs and alcohol, and prescription drugs like pain pills. Listen to speakers who are experts in the field and to people who have reached recovery and overcome their own addictions to lead a more fulfilling life.

We recognize that real people in Lapeer County are affected by substance use disorders and we have a responsibility to teach them that hope is available for real, long term, recovery. For more information about the fair, please call 810-667-0500.

Melody Wolfe, LMSW, Communications Specialist Lapeer County Community Mental Health
September 30, 2009

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