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We’re wrapping up National Recovery Month, an annual campaign held in September to celebrate individuals living in recovery from a mental health and or/substance abuse disorder. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors National Recovery Month each year to share the importance of behavioral health treatment and services in helping the recovery journey.
Even if you haven’t participated in a 2015 Recovery Month event, we think you’ll enjoy the wealth of resources published in this year’s toolkit (PDF, 180KB). We think youth and family workers will especially want to learn about the following:
AIateen Group Meetings—Alateen meetings provide support to young people affected by the drinking of a friend or loved one. Teens connect with their peers in-person and talk about how they have used the steps of recovery to help them deal with their family situations.