Monthly Fast Facts


September is National Recovery Month: The belief that recovery is possible provides the essential and motivating message of a better future – that people can and do overcome the internal and external challenges, barriers, and obstacles that confront them.  (SAMHSA)

 FACT #2
4 out of every 5 youth arrestees in state juvenile justice systems are under the influence of alcohol or drugs while committing their crimes; test positive for drugs; admit having substance abuse or addiction problems, or share some combination of these characteristics.  (CASA, 2015)

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and mortality in the US, and is usually initiated in adolescence. Even as early as 8th grade, 13.3% of students have tried cigarettes.  (MTF, 2015)

“Anyone, anytime, can experience addiction; can ask for help; can  recover, and can save a life.”  People experiencing addiction; parents, family and friends of those experiencing addiction; and health care, safety, and other system staff working with people who may be experiencing addiction are all affected by this crisis—over coming addiction is a multi prong effort which includes prevention education, intervention opportunities, treatment availability and recovery support. (