On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, New York State Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) will be joined by people in recovery and representatives from the substance use disorder field to visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell ® to launch National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
September marks the 23rd anniversary of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.
Watch a live webcast of The Closing Bell at 3:59 p.m. ET on September 5, 2012. The archive will be available shortly after the event.
Recovery Month is a time of hope, help and promise for all New Yorkers to raise awareness of the chronic disease of addiction. It is an opportunity for people to share their stories of recovery, recognize individuals renewed participation in community life and the positive effects they can produce by contributing to society.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a proclamation designating September 2012 as Recovery Month in the Empire State. The theme for 2012 Recovery Month is “Join the Voices for Recovery, It’s Worth It”. OASAS is partnering with national, state, and local organizations to raise awareness of the chronic disease of addiction and help inform the public about the many pathways to recovery through statewide activities in the month of September.