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 www.recoverymonth.gov or call 1-800-662-HELP to receive more information and to order or download a planning toolkit and other useful materials.
 
Visit www.umc-gbcs.org 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.