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File #: 17-0044R    Version: 0 Name: Recognizing September as National Recovery Month
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/18/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/18/2017
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Title: Recognizing September as National Recovery Month For the purpose of recognizing that September is National Recovery Month, and recognizing the important work that many service providers and advocates are doing to help those with mental illness and substance use disorders achieve recovery.
Sponsors: Shannon Sneed, Bill Henry, Eric T. Costello, Brandon M. Scott, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Sharon Green Middleton, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr., President Young
Indexes: Month, National, Recovery
Attachments: 1. 17-0044R~1st Reader, 2. Completed Legislative File 17-0044R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Sneed

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Recognizing September as National Recovery Month
For the purpose of recognizing that September is National Recovery Month, and recognizing the important work that many service providers and advocates are doing to help those with mental illness and substance use disorders achieve recovery.
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Whereas, behavioral health is an essential part of health and one’s overall health and wellness.

Whereas, prevention of mental illness and substance use disorders works, treatment is effective, and people recover in Baltimore City and around the nation.

Whereas, preventing and overcoming mental illness and substance use disorders is essential to achieving healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally.

Whereas, we must encourage relatives and friends of people with mental health and/or substance use disorders to implement preventive measures, recognize the signs of a problem, and guide those in need to appropriate treatment and recovery support services.

Whereas, an estimated 46,958 people have a substance use disorder and 87,090 people have a mental illness in the City of Baltimore.

Whereas, to help more people achieve and sustain long-term recovery, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and Behavioral Health System Baltimore invite all residents...

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