Seeking events, stories for Sept. Recovery Month

Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN) would like to include your event, story, or special service in our September Recovery Month communications.  We are planning several important efforts for this month, including a public service announcement, special bulletins, yoga on the courthouse lawn, and a panel discussion featuring special guests at the September BSAN Breakfast (Friday, September 28th).  If you have anything special you’d like to say, we’d like to help you say it louder.

Our press kit should be ready to go out in the next two weeks, so if you think you will have something to add, please let us know at your earliest possible convenience.  Anything that addresses the issue of substance abuse, especially events or activities happening in September and the months ahead, is valuable.

About Recovery Month

Recovery Month (, promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, lauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

About BSAN and Recovery Month

Burke Substance Abuse Network’s mission fits nicely with this year’s Recovery Month theme, which is “Join the Voice for Recovery”, as its common agenda is being defined by various segments of the community coming together, having made great strides in its first year.

Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN) is a coalition of providers, support groups, related agencies and other stakeholders who come together to:  (a) network; (b) identify gaps in service; and (c) strategically plan response to community needs as they relate to Youth and their Families in order to establish a vibrant, Recovery Oriented Community of Care in Burke County.

Please contact Rhonda Lynne Cook with submissions or questions at or (828) 391-1744.  You may also contact Jim Van Hecke at  or (828) 433-1221.

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