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eNewsletter - October 2, 2006
Recovery Month Wrap-Up
- An unprecedented outpouring of recovery advocates and recovery community organizations all across the country put a face and a voice on recovery in state capitols and on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC this September. Thanks to the over 40 organizations who participated in Faces & Voices inaugural Rally for Recovery! events on September 16th! We estimate that between 40-50,000 people participated in events on that day alone.
- A special thanks! to Don Coyhis of White Bison, Beverly Haberle and Eva Marie Seneca of PRO-ACT; and Phillip Valentine of CCAR for participating in a Congressional briefing on Recovery Support Services that Faces & Voices collaborated with the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus to put on. Click here for the Powerpoint presentation and other information that was distributed to Congressional staff. And thanks to everyone who contacted their member of Congress and invited them to attend.
- Many organizations used Recovery Month observances to register voters. There’s still time to register voters and organize get-out-the-vote activities before the November elections.
- The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) was released as part of Recovery Month observances. Thanks to Tonya Wheeler of Advocates for Recovery, Denver, Colorado, who spoke at the SAMHSA press conference in Washington, DC. Among the 2005 survey’s findings was that 23.2 million people over age 12 needed treatment for drug or alcohol use problems, and of these individuals, 2.3 million received treatment at a specialty facility, leaving 20.9 million people (8.6 percent of the population aged 12 or older) who needing treatment in the past year. The survey also found that the number of people who felt they needed treatment and made an effort to get it was not statistically different in 2005 (296,000) from the number reported in 2004 (441,000).
- RCSP Conference Report: Emerging Peer Recovery Support Services And Indicators of Quality introduction provides an overview of Recovery Community Services (RCSP) peer recovery support projects and preliminary conclusions about the characteristics and indicators of quality peer recovery support service programs.
- Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDs: A Consumer Guide is a new publication for SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment available in English and Spanish-language versions.
- Eye on the Field is a monthly resource from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) network with funding and research news. Faces & Voices of Recovery responded to a recent request for comments about the ATTC program. more…
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