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
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.