Celebrating Recovery Month
Left: Rockville City Hall glows purple for Recovery Month rockvillemd.gov/rockvillegoespurple
& Resource Fair
Montgomery Goes Purple is a coalition of county government and school, non-profit, faith, and community organizations with a shared mission to prevent substance use related injury and death through education and resources.
Additional Resources and References
How you talk about substance use and persons with substance use and mental health disorders will impact how they feel about themselves and whether they are "worthy" of treatment, and their willingness to reach out to you for help. Keep an open mind and be kind.
•Shatterproof – Change Your Language, video & downloadable Addiction Language Guide
Supporting MGP at the 2022 kickoff event. Stephanie Iszard, Dr. Pariticia Kapunan, Superintendent Dr. Monifa McKnight, then BOE President Brenda Wolff, MGP Lead Laura Mitchell, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy.
Then Council President Gabe Albornoz and County Executive present a proclamation to Laura Mitchell.
Rockville City Councilmember Beryl Feinberg, Board of Education Member Julie Yang, and County Councilmember Sidney Katz at Montgomery Goes Purple Kickoff 2022.
Delegate Jared Solomon and Laura Mitchell.
Free Narcan Training
Montgomery County Prevention and Harm Reduction offers free training for Narcan, the opioid overdose reversal medication.
Home medicine cabinets are often the first access to opioids and other drugs for youth. The safest thing to do is remove unused medications from your home by taking them to a drug take back event or to a drop box at any Montgomery County Police station, any time, any day of the year.
Never flush or dispose of medications in the trash.
Our volunteers are amazing! We are all people with lived experience working to celebrate, support and sustain stigma free recovery year-round. "Each September, Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.
Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery from substance use and mental health, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease."
Montgomery Goes Purple is hosted their 7th Overdose Awareness Ceremony which was held in Downtown Rockville. Recovery Month is an international observance to celebrate recovery and encourage individuals with a mental health or substance use disorder to seek recovery. This annual event is meant to reduce the negative stigma surrounding mental health and substance use disorder, and promote treatment along with recovery. Over 107,622 lives were lost to substance use disorder in 2021, and our goal is to raise awareness and encourage people to reach out for help.
Recovery Month, prevention and recovery focused events and activities continue throughout the year. Your generous donation will help us to reach more students and adults in September and all year long.
Thank you for your generous support!
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