September is Recovery Month

Posted on 8/27/2010 by The Bridge

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse (CSAT), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This year marks the 21st annual celebration of Recovery Month, which honors people in recovery from substance abuse disorders, as well as those who provide treatment and recovery services, and promotes the need for treatment access and long-term recovery.

In addition to providing mental health programs and services, The Bridge has a state-licensed outpatient substance abuse program for men and women who have substance abuse disorders (members may also be diagnosed with mental illness) which is under the direction of Susan Kaskowitz, Director of Special Populations.

Susan describes the program:

Recovery Oriented Services at The Bridge offers members the opportunity to rediscover the meaning of living a productive life. Members allow us the privilege of sharing their hopes , aspirations and visions of who they can be. They form a bond with their fellow peers and program staff that support their process of self-discovery where much of what has been lost or destroyed can be rebuilt. Working in a community that supports recovery provides all of us with a blueprint of how to live. It is up to each individual to use it.

For Recovery Month, The Bridge would like to honor all of those individuals who are fighting the good fight and winning. You are our inspiration. We would like to send our heartfelt affection and best wishes for those who are still suffering. We are here when you are ready. All are welcomed."

Below are quotes from members of The Bridge's outpatient substance abuse program.

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