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E-Newsletter - October 2011
October 2011The October E-Newsletter features the White Paper on Addiction, the Recovery Month Conference, Be the DD and Win campaign, and the Conejo Valley Community Forum in Newbury Park on Prescription Drug Abuse and the Heroin Danger. Keep in touch and sign up to get the e-newsletter. We are on Facebook and Twitter too.
Recovery Month Conference 2011: Trauma-Informed Care: An Essential Element of Recovery
September 28, 2011Ventura, CA
Celebrating Recovery Month
"Millions of Americans in recovery are living proof that drug addiction is a disease that can be successfully treated." - Office of National Drug Control PolicyThe Ventura County Behavioral Health Department, with support from the Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board of Ventura County, celebrated National Recovery Month 2011 in September. This year’s Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery – Recovery Benefits Everyone,” aimed to educate the public on the positive changes that national health care reform will have on access to needed recovery services for substance use and mental disorders.
We celebrate the journey of those in recovery, just as we would those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma and heart disease. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.
This year’s conference, Trauma-Informed Care: An Essential Element of Recovery, focused on offering another way of understanding addictions.
E-Newsletter - July 2011
July 2011The July E-Newsletter features our Social Host Ordinance and Prescription Drug Abuse Billboard campaigns and the DUI Summit 2011. We also announced our new website design and Facebook page. Check us out on Twitter too.
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Social Host Laws: Radio Campaign
2011The Social Host Laws Radio Campaign was launched in spring of 2011 to highlight the issues related to underage & binge drinking, and to home parties in particular. There are “social host laws” in Ventura County that hold adults responsible for parties where alcohol is served to underage people. The adult who owns or rents the property is responsible, no matter who provides the alcohol. The fines vary by community, but are up to $2,500. Listen to our campaigns.