SOURCE: Drug Rehab Referral

September 04, 2007 00:01 ET

Drug Rehab Voices of Recovery Offer Hope to Those Suffering From Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Can Be Overcome With the Help of Successful Alcohol and Drug Rehab

TAMPA BAY, FL--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - September 2007 is National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month, celebrating eighteen years of communities working to overcome substance abuse. According to the White House proclamation for National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month approximately 14 million adults in the US are alcoholics or abusers of alcohol, and one in four of our children are exposed to alcoholism or alcohol abuse in their families before age 18. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that while 3.9 million persons received some kind of treatment for a problem related to the use of alcohol or illicit drugs 18.3 million more Americans are in need of alcohol or drug rehab.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the theme of this year's Recovery Month is Join the Voices of Recovery - Saving Lives, Saving Dollars.

One Voice of Recovery that is saving lives is the Drug Rehab Chronicles, a series of stories about drug addiction and recovery. The series is sponsored by Drug Rehab Referral, a service that provides intervention and assistance for individuals and families who need drug rehab.

"We hear heart-wrenching stories from people caught in substance abuse every day," said Eric Mitchell, CEO of Drug Rehab Referral. The group gets on average 200 calls a week to their drug rehab hotline. "But we also hear the other side of the story once they have completed a successful drug rehab and detox and are free of the addiction. We felt it was important to bring these Voices of Recovery to others who so desperately need to hear that there is hope and recovery is possible."

One such Voice of Recovery is currently featured on their website -- a story of a young man who lost it all through drug addiction. "I am living proof that the process works. I've been clean for three years now. I am excited about life again and I get to spend time with my kids. If I can do it, anyone can do it."

Drug Rehab Referral offers a free Recovery Kit on their website. For more information and assistance with intervention and recovery visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Eric Mitchell
    Chief Operating Officer