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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

SAMHSA's Road to Recovery Update

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

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.

2007 Toolkit Now Available Online!!

The online version of the 2007 Recovery Month Toolkit is now available. Click here to access the Toolkit now!

Ask the Expert

Get answers to your questions about the topics covered in the latest Road to Recovery Webcast, "Helping Families Find Recovery". Submit your questions using our anonymous online form, and answers from our expert will be posted in early June.

Visit Ask the Expert before May 18 to submit questions for this month's expert: Kathryn Icenhower Ph.D, LCSW, Executive Director of SHIELDS for Families, Los Angeles, California

Dr. Kathryn Icenhower is the Executive Director of SHIELDS for Families, a private non-profit organization incorporated in 1991 that comprises 27 programs for families who reside in South Central Los Angeles. Since that time the organization has grown to employ 270 staff with a $19 million dollar annual budget to provide comprehensive services to over 2000 families annually. Dr. Icenhower has worked in the substance abuse field for over twenty-nine years in both clinical and administrative positions and has remained at the forefront of the field as an advocate for comprehensive and collaborative services for high risk communities. Under Dr. Icenhower's guidance, SHIELDS programs have been nationally recognized and used as models by federal, state and local entities including HUD and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). In 2005, Dr. Icenhower was given an "Innovator Award" from CSAT for her work in Family Centered Treatment.

For more information about Kathryn Icenhower Ph.D, LCSW, visit:

Next Webcast

Wednesday, May 2: "Helping Families Find Recovery"

The entire family is affected by an individual's addiction.

Join Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a panel of experts to find out how families can be involved in the treatment of an individual with addiction. This show will examine how foster care programs, family drug courts, mutual support groups, community-based organizations, and other services are helping families walk the road to recovery together. It also highlights treatment options available to family members of an individual with addiction and discusses the extent that stigma affects family members of an individual with a substance use disorder.

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