National Recovery Month Kicks Off with New Theme
This month celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance abuse disorders.
The Coleman Professional Services team is committed to spreading the word that treatment is valid, and individuals recover from addictions every single day. Also, we strive to remove the stigma associated with mental and substance abuse disorders.
This blog post will focus the way community members and first responders help with the process. In two weeks with Part 2, the focus will be on the healthcare community, youth leaders, recovery support services.
Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We are Stronger
When you think about your community, it usually involves your:
- Teachers and
- Faith-based organizations
Also, the newest support offering, Peer Coaching provides valuable guidance as individuals walk their recovery path. Research shows that this approach works well.
First responders are the ones that handle a person in a life-threatening or complicated situation. These usually are:
- Police Officers
- Paramedics and
- Search and Rescue personnel
What You Can Do to Help
- If you or a loved one are in recovery, please share your story on social media. Be sure to use one or more of the following hashtags — #RecoveryMonth, #RisforRecovery or #Recovery
- Share this YouTube Video on your social channels
- Participate or host an event for recovery leaders in your community.
- If you or a loved one is in need, investigate the following organizations for help:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- SAMHSA Helpline (1-800-662-4357)
- Coleman Professional Services
- Check to see if your police station or sheriff’s department offers opioid overdose response programs which include the use of life-saving medications, like naloxone. If they do not, officers can go to Get Naloxone Nowto take the online training.
- Obtain instruction from Mental Health First Aid. These teachings help users recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges and how to offer and provide initial help, guiding them toward appropriate care, if necessary.
- If you are interested in learning more about suicide prevention, take one or more of these free, online courses offered by SAMHSA.
About Coleman Professional Services
Individuals can recover if they have access to care and have a support system to guide them. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to initiate mental health and drug and alcohol treatment.