Fairbanks Hospital reminds us that September is National Recovery Month
National Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, recognizes the contributions of treatment and service providers and promotes the message that recovery is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
Nearly 22 million people (1 in 10) struggle with addiction, but less than 10% actually receive specialized treatment
Fairbanks Hospital has a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment and Recovery Center whose mission is to improve the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities by offering hope and support through a variety of services.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction check out these Recovery Month Events:
- September 7: Recovery Ride and Recovery Cookout Celebration: (10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) A free police escorted motorcycle ride around I-465 in Marion County leaving from South Side Harley Davidson in Indianapolis and ending at Riverside Park shelter 6 for a free cookout/rally celebration of recovery.
- September 28: Fairbanks Alumni Association Golf Outing
- September 13: Wear purple for recovery!
For more information visit their website at: www.fairbankscd.org
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A car ended up in the water early Friday morning, as drivers tried to make their way despite snow that fell overnight.
State police are warning Indiana residents about a phone scam that has been reported in central Indiana where grandparents are swindled out of money by con artists who tell them about a fake emergency.