September is National Recovery Month

This resource sheet was created to be shared with your communities: schools, parents, and families. This resource was created by our faculty in the Counselor Education Graduate Program.

1 September 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA - September is National Recovery Month. National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year, to address the nation’s growing crisis of substance misuse and overdose deaths, SAMHSA is launching initiatives that promote and support evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery possible. The SOE Counselor Education Program compiled a list of resources that will help increase awareness and access to services in Baton Rouge. Please share these resources with friends and family in honor of National Recovery Month.

Check out one of these supportive Non-Fiction Books from the East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL):

- Assess, Rebuild, Connect: Creating a New Life Beyond Addiction by Adams Recovery Center 
- Addict in the House: A No-Nonsense Family Guide through Addiction & Recovery by Robin Barnett 
- The Beyond Addiction Workbook for Family and Friends by Jeffrey Foote 
- Life on the Rocks: Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recovery by Peg O’Connor 
- Recovery after Rehab: A Guide for the Newly Sober and Their Loved Ones by Joseph Nowinski 
- The Thirteenth Step: Addiction in the Age of Brain Science by Markus Heilig
 Download one of these Overdrive/Libby eBooks:

- The Addiction Spectrum: A Compassionate, Holistic Approach to Recovery by Paul Thomas 
- Cravings and Addictions: Free Yourself from the Struggle of Addictive Behavior with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Maria Karekla 
- The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction by Rebecca Williams 
- Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse and Recovery by Erica Barnett 
- Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions by Russell Brand

Visit Baton Rouge City Key to find local statistics about alcohol, drug and tobacco use, as well as recovery resources. A search in Statista in the Digital Library will provide up-to-date national statistics and detailed reports. In Consumer Health Complete and Sage Journals you’ll find professional titles such as:
- Addiction Research and Theory 
- American Journal on Addictions 
- Contemporary Drug Problems 
- Journal of Drug Issues 
- Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment

Stream these powerful documentaries through Kanopy (you’ll need an EBRPL card):

- 7 Skills for Addiction Free Living 
- Addiction 
- Rocky Road to Recovery 
- The Anonymous People 
- Written Off: A Personal Struggle with Opioid Addiction

Here are some local recovery resources. You can find more in the library’s Community Information Directory:

- Alcoholics Anonymous Baton Rouge 225-930-0026 
- Baton Rouge Al-Anon 225-924-0029 
- The Bridge Center for Hope 225-256-6604 
- Capital Area Recovery Program 225-922-3169