Win Money for Telling Your Recovery Story

September is Recovery Month and to celebrate, the Addiction Technology Transfer Center has an essay contest called In My Own Words. They want family members of loved ones struggling with addiction or long-term recovery to tell their stories. The first place winner will get $500. National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is aimed at supporting the treatment of people with alcohol and drug problems. Recovery Month focuses on family support for those dealing with addiction. Contest entries are due by midnight on October 15.

Free Recovery Month PSA

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. If your organization is planning events and you want to publicize them, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a deal for you.  A free public service announcement, made for TV, comes in two versions. The generic PSA introduces Recovery Month and encourages people to visit the Recovery Month Web site and find a Recovery Month event in their area. The second PSA is customizable so that organizations can add in their local Recovery Month event information.  The Recovery Month website has helpful information about how to get a copy of the PSA, how to contact TV stations and cable companies, and how to get free air time.