Health

The Road to Recovery - Treatment and Recovery in Behavioral Health for American with Disabilities

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Persons with disabilities in our society experience substance use and mental disorders at a relatively high rates, yet special challenges exist for those who want to access and use treament and recovery support services. The American with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against persons with disabilities, but how does this protection apply in providing treatment and recovery services for individuals with substance use and mental disorders?  What are the barriers to access that disabled persons face and how can these barriers be overcome?

The Road to Recovery - Trauma and Justice: Treatment and Recovery Through the Delivery of Behavioral Health Services

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Trauma is a universal experience of people in treatment and recovery for substance use and mental disorders. Trauma is a widespread, harmful and costly public health problem.  Trauma occurs as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, disaster, war, and other emotionally destructive experiences.

The Road to Recovery - Recovery Support: What It Means for People With Substance Use and Mental Disorders

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With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as health reform, important and far-reaching changes are underway in our Nation's health system.

The Road to Recovery - Prevention and Early intervention for Substance Use and Mental Disorders: What's Working, What's Needed?

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Preventing substance abuse and mental disorders is critical, and early intervention and treatment is essential to avoid devastating impact and reduce the high cost to society. What really works in prevention and early intervention? How can prevention and early intervention strategies and services be coordinated more effectively with treatment and recovery services? What role does prevention and eraly intervention play in a recovery-oriented system of care? What happens when someone is identified with a substance use or mental disorder?

The Road to Recovery - Join The Voices for Recovery - Recovery Benefits Everyone!

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The National Recovery Month campaign oofers help and hope not only for individuals receiving recovery services, and in recovery, but for families, loved ones, and friends.  The benefits of treatment and recovery ripple out across entire communities throughout our Nation, proving there are effective treatments and people do recover.  As the Road to Recovery series kicks off its 11th season, this episode will highlight the many accomplishments of the 2010 Recovery Month campaign and look forward to a successful September 2011 Recovery Month.

The Road to Recovery - A Showcase of Events 2010

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Buildin on the 2010 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) theme - "Join the Voices for Recovery: Now More Than Ever!" - this episode features footage, photos, and interviews of participants from events held around the country in which individuals, families, and entire commuhties unite in celebration of Recovery Month.  In addition, the show highlights the positive and affirming message realized by millions of Americans: Addiction is treatable and recovery IS possible!