By Barbara Nicholson-Brown


Celebrating Recovery

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September 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.



In our community, mental health and substance use disorders affect all of us. In 2020 alone, 250 people died of overdoses a day, that number does not include deaths related to alcohol. Recovery is attainable and possible.


Since the COVID virus is still circulating we will not be holding an in person recovery expo, but Community Bridges, Inc. (CBI) will present CARE in a virtual format.


This is a 3 part series airing on Facebook Live.  September 7 at 6:00 p.m., followed by September 14 and September 28. (see ad below and on page 6). I encourage everyone to watch these 30 minute specials hosted by our friend in recovery and Channel 3 News Anchor, Brandon Lee.


This is a great opportunity for the whole family to learn about prevention, what drugs are trending and will provide helpful suggestions for continuing the conversation and where to find the best resources for treatment. Be in the know.


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