The Targeted Outreach section offers audience-specific information about the benefits of recovery, effectiveness of prevention and treatment, and tips to overcome challenges during the recovery process. The toolkit has facts and information that highlights behavioral health trends and data within each target audience.
The Targeted Outreach section features the following:
Speak Up, Reach Out about Recovery: An Overview – This document summarizes the current landscape of behavioral health issues and recovery in the United States among different audiences, including faith leaders, youth and young adults, first responders and policymakers.
Download the Word version of "Speak Up, Reach Out about Recovery: An Overview" (1,366 KB).
Common Mental Disorders and Misused Substances – This document contains key information and statistics about common mental disorders and misused substances, including alternate names for each disorder or substance, signs and symptoms of a problem, adverse health effects, prevalence, and average age of onset (or age of first-time use of a substance). Organizations can use this information for their own Recovery Month activities.
Download the PDF version of “Common Mental Disorders and Misused Substances” (412 KB).
Treatment and Recovery Support – This document highlights the range of treatment options for mental and/or substance use disorders, the importance of addressing co-occurring disorders, and the benefits of recovery.
Download the Word version of "Treatment and Recovery Support" (1,388 KB).