World Mental Health Day & Substance Use Disorder Awareness

World Mental Health Day & Substance Use Disorder Awareness
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The World Health Organization (WHO) is observing World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018. The day is used to bring attention to mental health concerns and disorders that affect millions of Americans each day. There is also an intentional focus on how mental illnesses tend to begin as early as 14 years of age, and so even the young need support and outlets.

Acceptance Recovery Center in Scottsdale is using World Mental Health Day to raise awareness about substance use disorder. The overall concept of substance use disorder is not greatly understood by most people, as attention is usually brought only to addiction. It is Acceptance Recovery Center’s goal to use World Mental Health Day and every other day to let more people know about substance use disorder and the ways to treat it.

Our drug and alcohol rehabilitation center incorporate the 12-step philosophy into our customizable treatments and therapy programs. We understand that each person with substance use disorder is going up against a different opponent than the next due to the circumstances that led to and continue their hazardous dependency on substances. By providing a safe space staffed with compassionate recovery professionals, we have helped so many people from all around Arizona and beyond move towards a brighter, better future.

Would you like to know more about World Mental Health Day? You can click here to view official information from WHO. To learn how Acceptance Recovery Center can help you achieve sobriety after struggling with substance use disorder, you can contact us at any time. You can even dial to ask for a free initial assessment!

About Dr. Greg Gale, MD

Dr. Greg Gale has been practicing and providing leadership in the field of psychiatry, substance use, and integrated care in the Phoenix metropolitan area for over 11 years. He joins us from his role as a national medical director overseeing behavioral health, substance use, and integrated care services for Humana Behavioral Health. Previously, he was CMO and VP of Clinical Services at Partners in Recovery, a not-for-profit behavioral health and substance use service organization, which operates five clinics throughout Maricopa County. Read more about Dr. Greg Gale, MD