Community recognition of Recovery!

Community recognition of Recovery!

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Amy Combs started this petition to City Offiicals and

Mental and substance use disorders, including co-occurring disorders affect all communities nationwide, but with commitment and support, people with these disorders can achieve healthy lifestyles and lead rewarding lives in recovery. By seeking help, people who experience mental and substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders can embark on a new path toward improved health and overall wellness. The focus of National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) this September is to celebrate their journey with the theme Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. Recovery Month spreads the message that treatment is effective, and people can and do recover every day.

The impact of mental and substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders is apparent in our local community, and an estimated thousands of people in Floyd, Johnson, Perry, Knott, Letcher, Leslie, Martin, Magoffin, and Pike Counties are affected by these conditions. All of which have been ranked top in the Nation as most vulnerable counties for Substance Use.Through Recovery Month, people become more aware and able to recognize the signs of mental and substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, and encourages people in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Managing the effects of these conditions helps individuals achieve healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally.

The Recovery Month observance continues to work to improve the lives of those affected by mental and substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders by raising awareness of these disorders and educating communities about the effective treatment, and recovery services that are available. For the above reasons, I am asking the citizens and community leaders of Eastern Kentucky to join me in celebrating this September as National Recovery Month.

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