National Recovery Month- Celebrate with Durango Recovery Center and the City of Durango Colorado

Date & Time

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Details
Event Description: 
This autumn, Dr. Dan Caplin and the team at Southern Rockies Addiction Treatment Services will be opening a first of its kind, residential treatment campus in Durango, Colorado. Currently, Dr. Caplin operates two outpatient, substance abuse treatment clinics which specialize in medically assisted treatment for people suffering from the disease of addiction. Although there are over 14,000 residential treatment programs in the US, the Durango Recovery Center will be the first recovery program in existence utilizing MAT for the duration of treatment. We're excited to launch this pioneering project in Southwestern Colorado and the Durango Recovery Center will open this September in concert with National Recovery Month. We appreciate the City of Durango's help in heralding this critical message and look forward to celebrating National Recovery Month with our friends and neighbors in this community. On Sept. 5th, Durango Mayor Dick White will formally declare the City's support for National Recovery Month. The Mayor will be signing a proclamation and there will be media coverage of the event. The team at Durango Recovery Center will be hosting an open house at the new facility along with additional awareness and outreach events throughout the month/fall.
Type of Event: 
Communication/Media (proclamation signing, press event, radio or television programming, op-ed, article or journal publication, book signing, blogging, etc.)
Education (townhall meeting, class, workshop, lecture or training for community and general public, policymakers, social service and criminal justice organizations, etc.)
Is this event open to public?: 
Yes
Estimated Number of Attendees: 
100
Location
Is this a virtual event (taking place online)?: 
No
Is this event in the United States?: 
Yes
City: 
Durango
U.S. State: 
Colorado
Country: 
United States
Zip/Postal Code: 
81301
Website for additional information: 
durangorecoverycenter.com
Contacts
Contact Name: 
Michael
Last Name: 
Ackerman
Address Line 1: 
72 Suttle St Suite M
City: 
Durango
U.S. State: 
Colorado
Zip Code: 
81301
Phone: 
970 4264410
Supporting Materials
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Additional information (press materials, media updates, etc.): 

We'll also have a Sept. Speaker Series and Open House- details forthcoming.

Text of City of Durango Proclamation-

 

P R O C L A M A T I O N

NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH

 

WHEREAS, prevention of mental and substance use disorders works, treatment is effective, and people recover in our area and around the nation; and

WHEREAS, preventing and overcoming mental and substance use disorders is essential to achieving healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally; and

WHEREAS, we must encourage relatives and friends of people with mental 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; and

WHEREAS, an estimated 23 million Americans annually need treatment for problems related to substance abuse, but only about 2.5 million people received treatment at an appropriate facility; and

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 the Durango Recovery Center invite all residents of Durango, Colorado, to participate in National Recovery Month.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dick White, Mayor of Durango, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2017 as

NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH

in Durango and call upon its citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies to support this year’s Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Strengthen Families and Communities.”

_____________________

         Dick White, MAYOR

  

          _____________________

         Amy Phillips, CITY CLERK

 

Notification: 
Yes
Last Updated: 08/17/2017