TDA Advocacy Update: 2009 National Recovery Month

by The Discovering Alcoholic on August 17, 2009

The Discovering AlcoholicI spent lunch with the Director of the Shelby County Treatment Center (SCTC) developing an outline for a program we intend to host for local law enforcement and politicians. We want to raise awareness and provide education on medically assisted recovery and dispel some of the myths and misconceptions many have about the program in our community.

I consider my participation in preparation and as host for the event as my annual project for National Recovery Month, and an important part of my role as a recovery advocate. We plan to walk participants through an explanation of the program and relevant terms, then demonstrate the intake process and the phases of treatment, and then finish it off with a FAQ and Q and A. It should be fun and informative; I’ll try to make some of the presentation material available online as it is developed.

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