September is National Recovery Month
Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover
At Abraxas I staff and residents have the following activities and events planned for the month as they support and celebrate National Recovery Month.
- Pie/Coffee day to kick off Recovery Month for our staff teams during which staff were asked questions about recovery, abuse of drugs, etc.
- Daily facts on Drugs/Alcohol are sent out to the entire facility via email and discussed with residents during homeroom after school.
- Recovery Month T-Shirt Design contest was held for youth in the Drug & Alcohol dorms. All residents will be receiving a T-Shirt with the winning designs. A resident in Mohican dorm and a resident in Dakota dorm won the design contest! Clients will be wearing their T-Shirt in support of National Recovery Month.
- Armstrong, Clarion, Indiana Drug and Alcohol Commission will be on grounds 9/17 and 9/24 to conduct groups with our residents to discuss drug abuse and recovery.
- A recovery walk will be scheduled (date to be determined ) on grounds where our clients and staff will walk a mile and at certain stations on the walk will stop and be provided literature on drug abuse, snacks (eating healthy is important for recovery), exercise, etc.
- During a school day, we will be announcing over the intercom system a moment of silence for those who lost somebody to drug abuse/addiction. This will happen on and off throughout the school day. Facts will be discussed for example, every day 100 people die from drug abuse.