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Welcome to the Alcohol & Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc. We are here to celebrate recovery from addiction and to assist individuals and families in their efforts to reduce the negative impact of alcohol and drug abuse on their lives.
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Substance use disorders are a treatable, yet serious health problem that can be exacerbated by a variety of external circumstances, including stress. Addressing this problem and finding a positive outlet for dealing with stress is now more important than ever, given the many causes of stress that exist today. In the spirit of the annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Recovery Month) campaign, a national initiative presented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), we're urging all members of our community to take a few minutes to recognize the negative impact this disease has on our community. It also is important for all people to understand that recovery is possible through a variety of treatment resources and recovery support programs.
Americans face varying levels of stress at work, at home, in our families, and in our communities. In 2008, nearly half of Americans reported that their stress levels increased during the past year, with as many as 30 percent rating their average stress as extreme, according to the American Psychological Association's 2008 Executive Report. Whether this stress is caused by the recent economic downturn, a career transition, a big life change, or an increase in drinking or drug use because of these issues, educating our community about how stress can contribute to addiction and affect all people is essential in combating the misconceptions associated with the disease.
The good news is that we can help people address their addiction and live a healthy and productive life in recovery. Together, we can do the following:
Encourage our friends, colleagues, or family members who are suffering to enter treatment facilities or seek recovery resources.
Reach out to individuals throughout our communities to prevent stigma against people receiving treatment services on military bases and in adult living centers.
Offer all people in our community strategies to combat and manage stress, such as learning to reduce unnecessary or extra responsibilities, exercising regularly, identifying, removing, or reducing the source of stress, or seeking professional support or assistance.
This September, in conjunction with the Recovery Month commemoration, help us improve the lives of those suffering from addiction, support individuals in recovery, and recognize the individuals who work in our community to provide recovery services.
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