Smart Talk

Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.  Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.

Listen to Smart Talk live online from 9-10 a.m. weekdays and at 7 p.m. (Repeat of 9 a.m. program)

Host: Scott LaMar

RST: National Recovery Month

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 30, 2013 10:29 AM

What to look for on Radio Smart Talk, Tuesday, September 3, 2013:

national_recovery_month_2013.jpg

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.  That's according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, who sponsors the observance.

There are about 23 million Americans who once abused drugs or alcohol but are now recovering.  It's estimated another 20 million currently regularly use drugs or alcohol.

On Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk, we'll focus on the current state of abuse including what drugs are being abused, by what age groups, trends in drug and alcohol use, and treatment options.

Our guest is Shawn McNichol, Administrator of the York/Adams Drug and Alcohol Commission.

ShawnMcNichol_jpg

Shawn McNichol

 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

For county Substance Abuse Services locations and contact information visit: County
Drug and Alcohol Agencies Near You

Emergency 24/7 Detox services call White Deer Run Call Center, 1.866.769.6822

Tagged under , ,

back to top

Post a comment

Comments: 1

  • Radio Smart Talk img 2013-09-03 08:57

    Nancy emails:

    I have a 16 yo son who is using alcohol and marijuana. What would it have taken to help you as a child?

Smart Talk Sponsors

CBC300x75
pinnaclehealth300x75

witf's Public Insight Network

Support for witf is provided by:

Become a witf sponsor today »