National Recovery Month

Millions of people across the United States are living in recovery from substance use disorder. In honor of these individuals September is designated nationally as Recovery Month. The City of Lexington has a strong recovery community. We honor the thousands of Lexington residents living in recovery and their individual journeys that led them where they are today.  

To celebrate Recovery Month, we are highlighting various recovery related activities occurring nationally and locally that support the many roads to recovery.

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Training

Casey's Law Information Session

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.

This information session, led by Janelle Brewer with S.P.A.R.K. Ministry is intended to give guidance on Casey's Law. Casey's Law provides a means of intervening with someone who is unable to recognize their need for treatment due to their impairment. The law allows parents, relatives, and/or friends to petition the court for treatment on behalf of the person with substance use disorder.

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Assisting Communities to Incorporate Recovery Initiatives at All Intercept Points of the Criminal Justice System

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020
2 – 3:15 p.m

The webinar will also focus on OJP initiatives that expand and enhance the quality of evidence-based addiction treatment, including access to lifesaving medication with continuing care for individuals in the community. 

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Harm Reduction

Understanding Harm Reduction and the Vital Role it Plays in Substance Use Disorder Interventions has been approved for three continuing education units by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.  

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020
9 a.m. – noon

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Profiles In Recovery Panel Discussion

There are many pathways to recovery. Join the LFUCG Substance Use Intervention Program staff for a virtual conversation about the various paths to recovery. Profiles in Recovery will feature individuals who took a variety of paths to get to where they are today.

Wednesday, Sept.16, 2020
7 – 8 p.m. 

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Kentucky Survivors Area of Narcotics Anonymous

Come learn about Narcotics Anonymous in Kentucky and around the globe. There will be a presentation and time for any questions that you may have. 

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020
Noon

Meeting password is: 706423

Join the meeting

Community Naloxone Training

Along with our partners at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, LFUCG is providing a free naloxone training at the New Life Day Center.

Due to restrictions related to COVID-19, class size is limited to 10 people per class and masks are required.  

Sept. 24, 2020
2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

New Life Day Center 
224 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY  40507

Contact Scott Luallen at (859) 270-1646 for additional information.

Recovery Month 2020: Message from SAMHSA

Substance

"Substance" presented by Allegro Dance Project

Choreography by Jeana Klevene

Music "Kline" by Speelburg (used with permission)

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