Local treatment facility offers FREE assessments as a way to celebrate National Recovery Month
Date(s) - 09/06/2013-09/30/2013
It is estimated that thousands of people are in recovery from substance use disorders in Golden Triangle area. These people are contributing to businesses, connecting with their families, and giving back to the community. If more people are to join them on a path of recovery, action is needed – now. Too many people are still unaware that prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover.
Individuals who embrace recovery achieve improved mental and physical health, as well as stronger relationships and a sense of self-worth. Substance use disorders do not discriminate – they affect people of all ethnicities, ages, genders, geographic regions, and socioeconomic levels.
In an effort to further educate communities about the pathways to recovery and to support people in recovery, every September, people throughout the Nation celebrate National Recovery Month. Pines and Cady Hill celebrates National Recovery Month by offering a series of FREE alcohol and drug screening assessments. An assessment is a brief series of questions that will provide the individual and family members additional insight in helping to determine if the person might have an alcohol or drug problem. Assessments typically cost $150. Admitting there is a problem and seeking help is one step closer to recovery. To schedule a FREE assessment during the month of September, please call 327-7916.
The Pines (male) and Cady Hill (female) Recovery Center has been providing residential alcohol and drug treatment in the heart of downtown Columbus to individuals all over the southeastern United States since 1976. In the 37 years of our program’s operation, the Pines and Cady Hill have provided an opportunity for thousands of individuals to begin living an alcohol and drug free life.
“National Recovery Month is an opportunity for Pines and Cady Hill to raise awareness about recovery and the challenges faced by those seeking treatment and those who have successfully completed treatment,” stated Patricia Thornton, Clinical Coordinator for The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center.
Pines and Cady Hill uses evidenced based therapeutic alcohol and drug treatment programs for individuals enrolled in services. Specialized therapeutic groups are included in the treatment curriculum to help in addressing the needs of specific problem areas. Pines and Cady Hill provides more hours of direct treatment time than is required by minimum standards. The Pines and Cady Hill’s clinical staff are qualified and specialize in treating the co-occurring addiction and mental health disorder.
Join the voices of Recovery to celebrate this month by encouraging anyone that might need to seek treatment for addiction to contact The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center for a FREE assessment this month. Pines and Cady Hill is a division of Community Counseling Services, Region VII Mental Health, located at 1011 Main Street in Columbus. [Name of county] County is one of the seven counties that Community Counseling services.
OTHER BIG EVENTS THIS MONTH:
Freezer Pleaser Raffle: Wesley Platt with Financial Works donated a big, brand new freezer that local restaurants and staff are filling with all kinds of good eats: frozen veggies, casseroles, meat and desserts. Purchase a raffle ticket for $2.50 at The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center Office located at 1011 Main Street. The drawing will be 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 28th. You do not have to be present to will. The money earned through the sale of raffle tickets will be used to offer scholarships for people seeking treatment that otherwise could not afford it! Help us help others!!
Recovery Month Block Party: Join us Saturday, September 28th from 4 pm until 6 pm for family friendly activities (face painting, dunking booth, corn hole toss, volleyball, sidewalk chalk and much more!), live music and good food as we celebrate individuals that are living sober lives! We hope you join us and encourage your family and friends to attend. This first ever Recovery Month Block Party will be a great way to share in the excitement that is RECOVERY! Sponsored by Mitchell Distributing.
Date: Saturday, September 28th
Time: 4-6 pm
Location: The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center, 1011 Main Street in downtown Columbus
FREE TO ATTEND: free food and free fun!
If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with any Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center or Community Counseling Services staff member, please contact Martha Allen Wooten by dialing 662-295-0873.