National Recovery Month

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National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is an annual observance celebrated every September since 1989. In September, and throughout the year, Recovery Month spreads the message that:

  • Behavioral health is essential to health.
  • Prevention works.
  • Treatment is effective.
  • People recover.

Refer to the Recovery Month website, nationalrecoverymonth.org, for additional information on the initiative.

Who Sponsors Recovery Month?

Recovery Month collaborates with approximately 200 Recovery Month Planning Partner organizations, who represent local, state, and national organizations dedicated to prevention, treatment, and recovery.

What is this Year’s Recovery Month Theme?

This year’s theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” reminds people in recovery and those who support them, that recovery belongs to all of us. We are all called to end gatekeeping and welcome everyone to recovery by lowering barriers to recovery support, creating inclusive spaces and programs, and broadening our understanding of what recovery means for people with different experiences.

Mercer County Office on Addiction Services

Ann Dorocki, Chief

Phone: 609-989-6897 
Fax: 609-989-6032 
Mail: 640 S. Broad Street 
P. O. Box 8068 
Trenton, NJ 08650-0068 
Email: adorocki@mercercounty.org 

The Mercer County Office on Addiction Services supervises the planning, administration, and coordination of alcohol and drug abuse services in the County. The office was established in the late 1970s.

The Office on Addiction Services oversees the provision of community addiction services throughout Mercer County, and contracts with organizations to provide and support community-based prevention, early intervention, treatment, education, and recovery services, including for at-risk and special populations. Contracts are awarded via the Request for Proposals (RFP) process. 

Several divisions within the Department of Human Services receive specific funding that requires the submission of multi-year plans that explain the use of the funding. The Office on Addiction Services’ comprehensive plan documents the county’s current and emergent drug use trends as well as both the availability and organization of substance abuse services across the county’s continuum of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery support. In addition, the Office on Addiction Services, in conjunction with the Mercer County Division of Mental Health, has published a resource directory to assist those seeking addiction treatment services and/or mental health services.

More information can be found on the Mercer County website: https://www.mercercounty.org/departments/human-services/office-on-addiction-services.

Community Naloxone / Narcan Trainings

Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. All participants will receive a treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance abuse treatment, at JSAS Healthcare, Inc., to use or distribute to any person that needs medication-assisted treatment. In addition, education will be provided on how to administer Narcan® (naloxone) to reverse a heroin/opioid overdose.

More information can be found here: https://nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/initiatives/Naloxone/Current%20Flyers/Narcan%20September%20%202021.pdf

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