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Celebrating National Recovery Month and Peer Recovery Support Specialists

By Erin Stack, MS, Director, Research and Evaluation | Blog,  09/11/2023,   0 comments

Acknowledging National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month occurs every September. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched National Recovery Month in 1989 to celebrate recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. Events throughout the month celebrate the strong recovery community in the United States and highlight evidence-based practices to support long-term recovery. This year’s theme is “Hope is Real. Recovery is Real.”

We’d like to celebrate peer recovery support specialists during this year’s National Recovery Month and highlight ways to support their expanding workforce. Evidence to support the crucial role of peer recovery support specialists working with people with…



Harm Reduction: A Lifesaving Approach

By Gillian Leichtling, Senior Director, Research and Evaluation
Blog,  08/21/2023,   0 comments

Acknowledging International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day, commemorated on August 31, began in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia. Observance of the day includes remembering those who have died and acknowledging the grief…


Partnering With ACOs to Improve Care for People With Medicare

By Comagine Health
Blog,  08/04/2023,   0 comments

H. Bard Coats, MD, MBA
Clinical Director

Jenny Lingle, RN, MAS, Population Health Management
Senior Improvement Advisor


As a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-…

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Celebrating National Recovery Month
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Addressing Substance Use in the Working Population
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