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Kingsbrook Hosts Recovery Month Event Friday September 20th


Kingsbrook will be hosting a Recovery Month event on Friday, September 20th from 10:00-4:00 at Kingsbrook Medical Center in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom, located at 585 Schenectady Avenue. The event is orgnized in collaboration with the NYS Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Alumni Asociation of New York.

Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities around the country celebrate Recovery Month. They speak about the gains made by those in recovery and share their success stories with their neighbors, friends, and colleagues. In doing so, everyone helps to increase awareness and furthers a greater understanding about the diseases of mental and substance use disorders.

Recovery Month works to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. This observance celebrates the millions of Americans who are in recovery from mental and substance use disorders, reminding us that treatment is effective and that people can and do recover. It also serves to help reduce the stigma and misconceptions that cloud public understanding of mental and substance use disorders, potentially discouraging others from seeking help.

Now in its 30th year, Recovery Month celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. As such, Kingsbrook will be providing screenings for stroke, BMI/Obesity, hypertension and medication managemet consults.

For more information please call us at 718-605-5062.