Saturday marks the first of September, and the start of National Recovery Month, as designated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Starcare Specialty Health Systems in Lubbock wants to spread the word early, so those that are in recovery can begin the celebration, and others who still suffer can start the road to recovery.
"The focus of recovery month is really just to send the message to people that treatment is effective, treatment is available, and people can live a very productive life, even with mental health and substance abuse struggles," says licensed clinical social worker Laura Worley.
If you would like to learn more about recovery from mental health and substance abuse, Worley says a good place to start is by calling Starcare at 806-740-1421.
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