Celebrating Recovery Month
Left: Rockville City Hall glows purple for Recovery Month rockvillemd.gov/rockvillegoespurple
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."
Tony Hoffman Returns! THE talk every family should hear. Don’t miss out.
The “Reframing Recovery” art project will be projected from 8 p.m.-midnight, Thursday, Sept. 22-Monday, Sept. 26 on the windows of VisArts’ Studio 156, at 156 Gibbs St.
A VisArts & Rockville Goes Purple event.
Additional Resources and References
•Shatterproof – Change Your Language, video & downloadable Addiction Language Guide
Drug Take Back Event, 11am-2pm & Narcan Training @ Rockville
Drug take-back event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Rockville City Police Department parking lot at 2 W. Montgomery Ave., and trainings in the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan.
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 day of the year.
Never flush or dispose of medications in the trash.
Montgomery Goes Purple is hosting their 7th Overdose Awareness Ceremony which will be 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 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 will continue throughout September. 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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