September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month

August 19, 2010

Theme is 'Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!'

WASHINGTON, D.C. | September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month – an observance that marks its 21st year. The 2010 theme is, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!"                                                        
The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church, along with the California-Nevada Annual Conference, urges churches to participate and:
  • Celebrate people in recovery, those close to them, and the treatment providers that help them.
  • Emphasize the need to use all resources available on the Internet and in communities to better help those affected by addiction and educate people about the disease
  • Educate public and community leaders about the realities of addiction, the benefits of treatment, and the possibility of recovery through community- and Web-based media.
The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), on behalf of The United Methodist Church, is a national planning partner for this special observance, along with hundreds of public health advocacy and non-profit direct service providers who work on recovery and addiction prevention.
"Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!" by hosting a Recovery Month event in your church or community.
Visit or call 1-800-662-HELP to receive more information and to order or download a planning toolkit and other useful materials.
Visit to obtain worship helps and join the GBCS Addictions Network to be informed about other events and actions pertaining to addiction and recovery issues through the United Methodist Church.