Recovery Month Toolkit – 2018
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The 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community,” explores how integrated care, a strong community, sense of purpose, and leadership contributes to effective treatments that sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders. The 2018 observance also aims to increase awareness and encourage audiences to take advantage of the increased dialogue around behavioral health needs and the increased emphasis on tackling our nation’s opioid crisis.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT FENTANYL by ⇒
” . . . As fentanyl is a fine powder, it is easy to mix into other drugs. It looks identical to heroin, so users, injecting heroin laced with fentanyl, won’t know they’re injecting a lethal dose until it’s too late.”
To learn more, click here >>>> https://www.drugfreeworld.org/newsletter/issue13/the-truth-about-fentanyl.html
Overdose is not the only risk related to prescription opioids. Misuse, abuse, and opioid use disorder (addiction) are also potential dangers.
- In 2014, almost 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription opioids.5
- As many as 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids long term for noncancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. 6
- Every day, over 1,000 people are treated in emergency departments for misusing prescription opioids.7
ALSO . . .
Suicide Prevention Information
Learn More . . click ⇒ Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website
NOTE: This information is INCLUDED on Counseling on a Shoestring’s website because . . . Individuals with addiction are at higher risk for suicide.
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