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CareSouth Carolina observes National Recovery Month

September 21st 2021

CareSouth Carolina is joining with our community to recognize National Recovery Month during the month of September.

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

CareSouth Carolina’s MAT Program focuses on the mission of reducing morbidity, mortality, and harm associated with opioid misuse and overdose in our communities by increasing immediate access to prevention, treatment and recovery services.

 “As we continue our efforts to end this Covid 19 pandemic, we cannot forget the epidemic that preceded this awful event in our nation’s history, the drug epidemic,” CareSouth Carolina Medication Assisted Treatment/Substance Abuse Department Program Director Daniel Myers said. “Just like Covid 19, drugs continue to destroy families and communities. Covid 19 has increased drug usage, increased fatal and near fatal overdoses. Like Covid 19, it does not discriminate by race, gender, ethnicity, age or social-economic status. During this time, we need to be vigilant on all fronts. Let’s protect ourselves from this terrible virus and seek treatment and counseling for those dealing with anxiety and depression related to the pandemic. We must get our loved ones into care as soon as we see signs of substance abuse as well as alcohol misuse. It is proven that people who have substance abuse issues that get into treatment and have counseling for 6 consecutive months have better outcomes with recovery. So, if you know someone battling addiction, let’s talk about it. Contact any of our CareSouth Carolina Inc. offices and you will be put into contact with someone from our MAT/SUD Department.  Remember, You are not alone in this fight. WE are with you for support and services. If you need assistance please call our local office at (843)627-6252.”

Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. This observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

There are millions of Americans whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Recovery Month provides a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate Recovery Month. They speak about strides made by those in recovery and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and foster a greater understanding about mental and substance use disorders. National Recovery Month. Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover.

Each year, Recovery Month selects a new focus and theme to spread the message and share success stories of treatment and recovery. The 2021 Recovery Month observance will work 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.

The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,” reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery. Everyone's journey is different, but we are all in this together. Recovery Month will continue to educate others about substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, the effectiveness of treatment and recovery services, and that recovery is possible. All of us, from celebrities and sports figures to our co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family members, throughout our lives have experienced peaks and valleys, both big and small. But with strength, support, and hope from the people we love, we are resilient.

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