Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes September as recovery month in efforts to provide education about mental and substance use disorders and bring awareness to the fact that people can and do recover! The theme for recovery month is "Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community."
An awesome news article was released today highlighting CBS News' recent visit with the IAFF Center of Excellence. The article showcases the Center of Excellence's resources for members seeking help with substance abuse, PTSD, and other behavioral health issues!
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Alcohol abuse at some fire departments across the nation are 2-3 times that of the general population. In this article, Chief Revere, a 36-yar FF Veteran, and Mike Healy, a Fire instructor, share their experiences of witness alcohol abuse in the fire service and their hopes of getting help for those struggling with it.
For a full list of resources, please refer to liveandworkwell.com.
To provide unique and specific treatment approaches to allow for a more stable future for the individuals we serve. From our inpatient care to our outpatient services, our continuum of care provides the mental health treatment necessary to move our population towards a more independent and normalized future. Whether it is a child, adolescent, or adult, it is our goal that they leave Austin Oaks with the tools to succeed.