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  • September is National Recovery Month

    September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Each September, we aim to educate our community about substance use disorders and promote our services to help those with substance use disorders live healthy and rewarding lives.

    At PPI, the hard work that goes into a successful treatment plan often goes unnoticed.  We are proud of our staff members who help to facilitate the recovery process, but we are the proudest of our patients who have put in the work and have been successful in their recovery. Effective treatment and successful recoveries only benefit the members of our community.

    Opioid use disorder is on the rise, and the COVID-19 disease has a large part to play in this upturn.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of June 2020, 13% of Americans reported starting or increasing substance use as a way of coping with stress or emotions related to COVID-19. Overdoses have also spiked since the onset of the pandemic. In early months substance use increased 18% nationwide in overdoses compared with those same months in 2019. The trend has continued throughout 2020, according to the American Medical Association, which reported in December that more than 40 U.S. states have seen increases in opioid-related mortality along with ongoing concerns for those with substance use disorders. (source CDC) 

    The epidemic is overwhelming, but it is important to remember that people do recover. It is possible to overcome addiction. You are not alone. It’s just a matter of reaching out for help, and then getting connected with effective, evidence based, comprehensive treatment.
    PPI is providing that help with their innovative Advancement In Recovery (AIR) Program. Through a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and intensive counseling, people with opioid use disorder are getting a second chance to live a fulfilling life.

    If you would like to speak to someone about better managing your stress and anxiety, or to make an appointment, please call (717) 782-6493 for more information.

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