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In recognition of National Recovery Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services will host an event from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Room 217 of the State Capitol. Young adults who are in recovery will share the benefits of investing in prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery supports.
Recovery Month is intended to increase awareness that addiction treatment and mental health services can help those with a substance abuse and/or mental disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The purpose of the month-long celebration is to highlight gains made by those in recovery from these conditions, as well as spread the message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works and treatment is effective and that people can and do recover.
DHS is sponsoring other Recovery Month activities in partnership with community organizations. The event on Sept. 12 is aimed at policy makers but is open to the public. More information about Recovery Month is available at www.minnesotarecovery.org.