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September 8, 2006

From September 11 to 15, ASC will host its annual "Recovery Week," a special event highlighting issues concerning recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Recovery Week is funded in part by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Topics to be covered in workshops and panel discussions include recovery and the family, loss and addiction, aging and recovery, recovery and spirituality, substance abuse and treatment modalities, and how to manage the use of pain and HIV medications in the context of recovery. Recovery Week will also feature "sober socialization" activities.

Peer Educators from ASC's recovery support program, HIGH On Recovery (How I Got Help) will facilitate many of the ASC's Recovery Week activities. According to HIGH On Recovery Liaison Rufino Colón, "Recovery Week is an important way to share many different options, tools, and strategies for recovery, so participants can find their own solutions. The more informed people are, the better their chances of maintaining recovery."

For more information, please contact Lurenda Cray, Senior Program Coordinator, at 212-645-0875, extension 344 or at Lurenda@ascnyc.org.

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