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Falmouth Commission on Substance Use Highlights National Recovery Month

By on September 3, 2019 in Reoccurring Events

Strong communities make for strong recovery. Community members – including families, neighbors, employers, educators, charitable organizations, and faith-based institutions – are the backbone of communities that foster recovery among its residents. Mental and substance use disorders have affected Falmouth residents from all walks of live and research shows community support and reducing stigma significantly contributes to an individual’s ability to achieve and maintain recovery. The Falmouth Commission on Substance Use, higlighting the observance of Recovery Month, underscores the importance of relying on one another, recognizing what brings us together rather than what drives us apart, and promotes the overall goals of health and well-being for all Falmouth residents.

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover. It also serves to help reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders, potentially discouraging others from seeking help. Now in its 30th year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.

The 2019n Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger,” emphasizes the need to share resources and build networks across the country to support recovery. It reminds us that mental and substance use disorders affect us all, and that we are all part of the solution. The observance will highlight inspiring stories to help thousands of people from all walks of life the path to hope, health, and personal growth. Learn more about this year’s theme at

Many events are taking place within Falmouth and around Cape Cod that will provide substance use information, education, arts and entertainment, fitness and camaraderie. For a complete list of events:

Visit Barnstable County’s for local information and resources or call the MA Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline at 1-800-327-5050 to find substance use treatment and recovery services.

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