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September is National Recovery Month

Posted on: September 1, 2015 11:00 am
Tags: Recovery, National recovery month, September, Awareness

Letter to the Editor:

September has been recognized as National Recovery month for 25 years. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) website, National Recovery Month is “a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.” Walden would like to remind you that we are here to help.  We provide addiction and mental health treatment and recovery services. Our 24 hour Crisis Hotline (301 863-6661) has been funded by our county government for over 40 years, providing immediate crisis intervention as well as access to our treatment continuum.  We receive approximately 1,000 calls per month.

We offer individualized substance abuse treatment targeted to fit the individualized needs of both adolescents and adults and offer walk-in assessments at all of our locations. Mental health therapy is offered in our Lexington Park, Charlotte Hall and Waldorf locations with walk-in assessments available at each of these locations. To schedule an appointment please call 888-912-7366.

Recovery support services provide peer-based and additional support to adults and youth and are offered at the Beacon of Hope Recovery & Wellness Center in Lexington Park and The Cove/DFZ located in California. All services provided at the Cove and Beacon are free. We have many events scheduled throughout the month, check our website for details or check us out on Facebook.

Together with our partners in County Government, the Health Department, MedStar St Marys, DSS, DJS, the courts and local law enforcement we strive to address the complicated disease of addiction. We help thousands of our citizens annually. No matter what the issue, our staff are ready to provide support and assistance. Please call us anytime day or night at 301-863-6661. We are here to listen.

Thank you for your continued support. We pledge to continue to bring Southern Maryland “Help for today. Hope for tomorrow.”



Kathleen O’Brien, PhD

CEO Walden

301-997-1300 x 803

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