Wear Purple for Recovery on September 13

In recognition of National Recovery Month, Fairbanks Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center is reaching out to the Indianapolis community to help spread the word that treatment works and recovery is possible. According to The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly 22 million Americans need help for a problem related to drugs or alcohol, but only about 2.3 million people receive treatment at a specialty facility.

Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans that addiction treatment and mental health services can allow those with a substance use disorder to live healthy and rewarding lives. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

Please wear purple in recognition of Recovery Month on Friday, September 13th. Fairbanks will be handing out recovery stickers at the Fresh Start Café located in the Fairbanks Recovery Center (8102A Clearvista Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46256). More recovery month events and information can be found at www.fairbankscd.org/recovery-month and http://www.recoverymonth.gov/.

If drugs or alcohol are affecting your or a loved one’s life, seek help from a professional. Fairbanks offers free assessments seven days a week. Call to make an appointment at 800.225.4673 or fill out an online inquiry.