Posted Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

The Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders has declared September to be Recovery Month in the county.

September is Recovery MonthThe designation is designed to call attention to the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.

Freeholder Director Tom Mastrangelo issued a proclamation on behalf of the freeholder board that read in part, “preventing and overcoming mental and/or substance use disorders is essential to achieving healthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally.”

The freeholder proclamation went on to state, “we must encourage the relatives and friends of people with mental and/or substance use disorders to implement preventative measures, recognize the signs of a problem and guide those in need to appropriate treatment and recovery support services.”

Gregg Benson, a member of the Morris County Mental Health Substance Abuse Advisory Board, and Steve Nebesni, Morris County Municipal Alliance coordinator, accepted the proclamation.

Benson also is a member of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse where he chairs the Policy and Planning Committee.