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File #: 160750    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/8/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/8/2016
Title: Recognizing September as National Recovery Month in Philadelphia and Celebrating the 15th Annual PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! to Promote Recovery and Work to End the Stigma Surrounding Drug and Alcohol Addiction.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature16075000.pdf
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Recognizing September as National Recovery Month in Philadelphia and Celebrating the 15th Annual PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! to Promote Recovery and Work to End the Stigma Surrounding Drug and Alcohol Addiction.

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WHEREAS, September 2016 marks the 27th annual National Recovery Month. This month celebrates the gains people with mental and/or substance use disorders have made towards living healthy and rewarding lives by utilizing substance use treatment and mental health services. The theme for National Recovery Month 2016 is Join the Voices for Recovery: Our Families, Our Stories, Our Recovery!, highlighting the value of family support throughout recovery; and

WHEREAS, According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 43.6 million American adults, or 18.1% of American adults, experienced some form of mental illness. Meanwhile, 20.2 million American adults, or 8.4% of the population, had a substance use disorder. From these, 7.9 million American adults had co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; and

WHEREAS, Across the country, millions of Americans have transformed their lives through recovery. Each September, tens of thousands of prevention, treatment, and recovery programs and facilities celebrate the accomplishments made by those who have sought treatment; and

WHEREAS, Nationally, only 11% of patients with substance use disorders get the treatment they need. In Philadelphia, as many as 155,000 people are in need of addiction treatment services, and in 2014 the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services provided care for 27,000 individuals. There are more than 57 providers offering services through more than 117 facilities across multiple service types, from outpatient to hospital-based services; and

WHEREAS, In Philadelphia, the 15th Annual PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! will take place September 17th at Penn's Landing. Recove...

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