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September is National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month

Augusta, Maine -

AUGUSTA -  Crisis & Counseling Centers (C&C) celebrates National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month in September. National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month is a way communities can acknowledge the achievements of those in recovery and encourage treatment services for all those in need.
More than 23 million people aged 12 or older needed treatment for a substance use disorder in the United States in 2007.

Mainers have been celebrating National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month since 1990. According to the State’s Office of Substance Abuse (OSA), alcohol is the most often used substance in Maine, but the state also ranks high for marijuana use.

Additionally, in its 2010 Report Card, OSA claims that the number of treatment admissions related to opiate abuse (excluding heroin and morphine) has grown by 60 percent since the first half of 2005.

The mission of Crisis & Counseling Centers is to develop and deliver effective solutions to the diverse behavioral health needs of the community in a professional and respectful manner. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call the Voice & TTY Maine Crisis Line at 1-888-568-1112. For information, visit www.crisisandcounseling.org.

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Telephone Number: (207)626-3448

Website: http://crisisandclounseling.org

Email: rmoser@crisisandcounseling.org