The American Dental Association announced its support and participation in National Recovery Month, a month focused on drug addiction recovery.
“Recovery Month is an opportunity to show support for our colleagues who may be struggling with a substance use disorder,” the Association said in an Aug. 26 letter to constituent and component dental societies. “Through rallies, picnics, motorcycle rides, walks/runs and other community events, Recovery Month spreads the positive message that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. Above all, it reinforces the notion that those in recovery are valued in their communities and are never alone.”
“Dentists are well positioned to facilitate the journey for many of those in need,” the Association said. “Every year, Americans make about 500 million visits to dentists. With appropriate training, dentists can use those visits to quickly screen patients for signs of alcohol and drug abuse, briefly counsel those in need and refer them for counseling and treatment.”
09/10/2013 5:00PM – 7:00PM
An evening of information, recovery stories and inspiration. Featuring Keynote speaker, Mr. Doug Hunt giving his presentation, “Closing Your GAP – Gratitude, Attitude & Passion”.
09/20/2013 10:00AM – 1:00PM
A cookout/picnic and baloon launching ceremony to bring awareness and honor to those in recovery. In honor of National Recovery Month.
09/28/2013 6:30PM – 9:30PM
This event will be a talent show for those in recovery and those who support recovery and The Foolish Toms (Improv Comedy) will headline the event.