September 2018 Press Release

Kick Off for Recovery Month September is National Recovery Month, which increases community awareness and understanding of mental, and substance use disorders, and celebrates individuals living their lives in recovery. The 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community” explains a supportive community as one where people in recovery have opportunities and supports to contribute as community members, parents, employees, students, volunteers, and leaders. Supportive communities that offer opportunities for social connections either through positive relationships with family and friends, sober social events or volunteer opportunities help sustain the recovery of persons with mental and substance use disorders. GET THE FACTS:  

  • In 2016, 43.1 percent of adults age 18 or older with any mental illness received mental health services. This means over half (56.9 percent) of adults with a mental illness did not receive the mental health services they needed in 2016.
  • Opioid use is rising steadily and rapidly, as shown by the 11.8 million past year opioid misusers age 12 and older in 2016.
  • In 2016, an estimated 21 million people age 12 or older needed substance use treatment.
Prevention activities help create communities in which people have an improved quality of life that includes heathier environments at work, in school, and within the community. Both greater social connections and understanding help people in recovery benefit from alcohol and drug-free activities in the community.   Upcoming Events in Tioga County: 2nd Annual Tioga County ASAP Coalition Family Fun Day Date: September 1, 2018 Time: 11am-2pm Where: Marvin Park, Owego, NY Cost: FREE *food, bounce houses, music, crafts, games, & more*   Woofs and Wags Walk for Recovery Month Date: September 22, 2018 Time: 8am-12pm Where: Hickories Park, Hickories Park Road Pavilion #4, Owego, NY Cost: $20 for Person + Pup or $10 for Person No Pup   Celebrate the beginning of Recovery Month at these special community events! For more information about events and volunteer opportunities, contact the ASAP Coalition by visiting our facebook page @TiogaASAP or by calling 607-223-4066.    ]]>