“Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community”
Recovery Month celebrates people in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services our community needs. In Henrico County in 2022, there were 78 deaths by overdose. This is more than the amount of homicides (30) and motor vehicle accident deaths (32) combined. With these numbers on the rise, recovery month is more important than ever.
Recovery Stories with Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services
As told on September 9, 2021 as part of National Recovery Month.
This year’s Recovery Month theme is “Recovery is for Everyone.” It serves as a reminder to our community members in recovery, as well as those who support them, that no one is alone on this journey!
The overall mission of the Addiction Task Force is to stop the opiate overdose deaths in our community and to promote treatment for the citizens that are affected by this epidemic.
Red Ribbon Week
Henrico strives to create a healthy, drug-free community. In recognition of Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 23-31, 2020), the county and its Addiction Task Force developed a six-part video series to discourage drug use and promote treatment and recovery for those struggling with addiction.