To support the free and open dissemination of research findings and information on alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. To encourage open access to peer-reviewed articles free for all to view.

For full versions of posted research articles readers are encouraged to email requests for "electronic reprints" (text file, PDF files, FAX copies) to the corresponding or lead author, who is highlighted in the posting.


Friday, October 19, 2007

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction. Recovery Month 2007. Join the Voices for Recovery. Saving Lives, Saving Dollars.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SAMHSA's Road to Recovery Update

The Road to Recovery Update keeps you informed about activities leading up to National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) in September. Feel free to forward this information to friends and colleagues, include it in newsletters or listservs, or link to it from your Web site.

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Wednesday, November 7: "Saving Lives, Saving Dollars: A National Showcase of Events"

Saving Lives, Saving Dollars: A National Showcase of Events View the Trailer

In this program, we will look at the tremendous educational and awareness-raising events conducted in communities large and small as the country came together in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) in September 2007. Individuals, families, and communities across the Nation united under the theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Saving Lives, Saving Dollars." This program will highlight Recovery Month community forums, walks and runs for recovery, Major League Baseball games, music-based activities, and other cost-effective events that showcase how addiction is treatable and recovery is possible.

Voices for Recovery

Across the country, people in recovery are celebrating their successes and sharing them with others in an effort to educate the public about treatment, how it works, for whom, and why. Through Voices for Recovery on the Recovery Month Web site, people can read these inspirational stories as well as post their own stories of recovery.

We encourage you to take a moment to visit Voices for Recovery and share your recovery story. Simply click Share Stories to post your story along with your contact information if you choose to provide it. If you prefer to remain anonymous, only provide your State and your story.

After you’ve entered your information, you will be prompted to download the Hold Harmless Form. This needs to be downloaded, filled out, and faxed back before your story can be posted. If you’ve already submitted your story to the Recovery Month Web site but have not yet faxed back the Hold Harmless Form, please do so. Your story cannot be posted until the Hold Harmless Form is completed and returned.

Please share your story and help us spread the word to get people nationwide to submit their personal stories. Help others see that recovery is possible.

Attention Event Planners – Add Details From Your Event and Submit Photos

Congratulations to everyone who coordinated and/or participated in a Recovery Month event this September! We want to capture all of the events around the country so please click here to submit your pictures and videos. Be sure to add any comments from your event and send photos and any samples of materials. You can continue to post your events throughout the year.

Customer Satisfaction Form

We would like to know about your Recovery Month efforts this September and how useful you found the Recovery Month toolkit for planning your activities. This information will be used in the development of future outreach materials distributed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

Your response is voluntary, but your input is essential so that the Recovery Month materials we provide in future years will continue to meet your needs. Please click here to complete the Customer Satisfaction Form and return it by October 31, 2007, via mail or fax to:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Office of the Director, Consumer Affairs
1 Choke Cherry Road, Second Floor
Rockville, MD 20857
Fax: 202-789-0598 (Attn: Kristin Engdahl)

About Recovery Month

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, celebrating 18 years of observance in 2007, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). For more information about Recovery Month, visit