Celebrations Planned for Recovery Month

CANADIAN, OK - Recovery Month is an annual observance, which began in 1989, and takes place during the month of September. The movement is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). The Recovery Month observance highlights the societal benefits of substance abuse treatment, lauds the contributions of treatment providers and promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible. The observance also encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective substance abuse treatment for those in need. Each year a new theme, or emphasis is selected for the observance.
Recovery Month seeks to involve multiple participants from every sector, as substance abuse and treatment is an issue that affects everyone. The movement provides a platform to celebrate people in recovery and those who serve them. Each September, thousands of treatment programs around the country celebrate their successes and share them with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues in an effort to educate the public about treatment, how it works, for whom, and why. Substance abuse treatment providers have made significant accomplishments, having transformed the lives of untold thousands of Americans.
One such celebration is occurring at one of the nation's largest residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, Narconon Arrowhead. Centrally located in southeast Oklahoma, the incredibly successful treatment program attracts hundreds of clients from around the country each year that seek non-traditional, drug-free rehabilitation.
On September 21st, 2002, Narconon Arrowhead is holding an event to celebrate the successes of the program and to unite the efforts of the program graduates from all corners of the country. More than one hundred graduates that have successfully overcome addiction are expected in attendance to strengthen the support group and increase treatment advocacy in their communities. Included in the group are graduates that completed the Narconon(r) Program from 1966 to 1978 and are still living prosperous drug-free lives, many of them choosing to work in the substance abuse treatment and prevention field themselves. Also in attendance for the event will be families of staff and graduates, local supporters and several State Legislators. The total number of participants at the event is expected to be around 750 people and it starts at 7:30 PM at the facility.
The Narconon(r) Program demonstrates the workability of L. Ron Hubbard's drug-free social education methodology and achieves an incredibly high success rate for ending addiction and returning people to happy, ethical and productive lives.

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