National Recovery Month, which started in 1989, is a national observance held every September to promote and support evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.
The Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH) is celebrating Recovery Month by holding a variety of educational webinars to honor individuals who are in recovery and the families who provide support.
On September 14th, CCJBH will host a webinar that will feature a presentation by Grant Boyken, who serves as the Assistant Director of State Engagement for California at Shatterproof, on their Addiction Treatment Locator, Assessment, and Standards (ATLAS) platform. This new resource was created to help people search for and compare addiction treatment facilities to find high-quality care for themselves or their loved ones.
Grant has two decades of public policy experience and previously served as a California Deputy State Treasurer and as Public Affairs Executive Officer for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System. Grant has a BS in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and an MA in sociology from the University of California, Davis where he conducted program evaluation research with the former California Youth Authority and the former California Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning.
We encourage anyone seeking treatment, as well as providers, health insurers, and others interested in understanding the quality of addiction treatment facilities to attend.
Please note that free, confidential help is available 24 hours a day through SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or 1-800-487-4889 (TTY), or text your zip code to 435748 (HELP4U), or use the SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator to get help. If you are feeling alone and having thoughts of suicide—whether or not you are in crisis—or know someone who is, don’t remain silent. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org
Offering support to those experiencing substance use disorders can make a huge difference in their lives. Together we can help others realize the promise of recovery and give families the right support to help their loved ones.