September is National Recovery Month

Each September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recovery.

 

Here at The Center we want to bring to light that gambling disorder is an addiction, too. Gambling disorder is often called the “hidden addiction” – the absence of smells or track marks makes gambling addiction less apparent. Studies show that less than 10% of all individuals suffering from a gambling disorder seek help.

 

This September we celebrate all those in recovery (drugs, alcohol and gambling), and give voice to their courageous stories and efforts.

 

For materials on problem gambling prevention and treatment, please visit the RESOURCES section of our website.

 

Visit the SAMHSA Website for tools your organization can use to promote Recovery.

 

Recovery Leadership Program

The Recovery Leadership Program provides members of the recovery community throughout the State of Maryland with the knowledge and tools to effectively impact public policies and public understanding of the disease of alcohol and drug addiction, its treatment, prevention and support for recovery. For more information about this Program, please contact John Winslow, Recovery Leadership Coordinator at 443-880-2094 or email: johnwinslow1949@gmail.com.

 

GET INVOLVED

 

August 31, 2016 – Overdose Awareness Day in Baltimore: Join members of the Baltimore community this evening in Druid Hill Park for a commemoration of the lives we have lost to overdose and calls to action to reverse the tide of overdose deaths. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

September 6 – Generation Found (film & discussion), Columbia: From the creators of the groundbreaking film, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, comes GENERATION FOUND, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

September 10 – Baltimore’s 10th Annual Recovery Run, Walk & Rally: Join the voices of recovery. Our families, our stories, our recovery. CLICK HERE for more information. Link to PDF Baltimore Recovery Walk.

 

September 10 – Lights of Hope Recovery Celebration: Bring a lawn chair down to the Rockville Town Center and celebrate the lives of those in recovery from addiction, offering hope to those still struggling, and honoring the lives of those we have lost. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

September 12 – NCADD-MD Recovery Classic: You are invited to the NCADD-MD Recovery Classic at the Country Club of Maryland. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

September 13 – Generation Found (film & discussion) at The Charles: From the creators of the groundbreaking film, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, comes GENERATION FOUND, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

September 18 – 4th Annual Fed-Up Rally & March to the White House: A call for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

September 21 – Generation Found (film) & Recovery High Schools Panel Discussion: Enjoy a reception prior to the movie screening at Salisbury’s Regal Theater, then stay for a post-film discussion led by filmmaker Greg Williams. CLICK HERE for more information.

 

September 24 – 11th Annual Wells/Robertson House Recovery Picnic: An invitation for those in recovery and their families to have some fun! CLICK HERE for more information.

 

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