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September is designated as National Recovery Month. Recovery. The month is not just about abstinence but it is a process toward healthy lifestyle changes and participation in community support groups during and following treatment. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health.

Families play an important role in the life of a loved one with addiction problems. Prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover, especially with family support and participation in their recovery. Addiction is a treatable disease, just like diabetes.

We can help. Whether it is alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, gambling or even behavioral problems our licensed, certified, and trained staff is dedicated to providing confidential, evidenced-based, best practice, accessible and affordable services.

In honor of Recovery Month Fairfield Behavioral Health Services is offering the following:

• Weekly articles in local newspaper

• Daily inspirational quotes and Recovery Stories on our Website: www.fairfieldbhs.org

• “Imagine the Difference Celebrate Recovery” ribbons to tie on vehicle antennas (pick up from our office)

• “Imagine the Difference Celebrate Recovery” wristbands (pick up from our office)

• Celebrate Recovery Month Resource Booklets (pick up from our office)

• Writing Contest for Middle and High School Students including Richard Winn Academy

• Community Block Party

• Faith Based Tobacco Education Training from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 27

• Imagine the Difference Luncheon for partners

• Share your recovery story

• Help someone you know seek treatment and recover

• Attend a support group meeting

• Reduce your alcohol and other drug use

• Educate yourself on alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems including addiction

Information provided by Fairfield Behavioral Health Services. Look for other articles throughout the month.

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