The Cherokee County Commission has issued a proclamation naming the month of September as ‘National Recovery Month.’ This proclamation is to raise awareness about the prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental and substance use in the area. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in 2016 nearly 5,000 adults in Cherokee County were affected by a mental disorder. 2,500 adults were affected by substance use disorders and more than 3% of the adult population experience both a mental health issue and a substance abuse issue.
A proclamation ceremony will be held on August 27th at the Cherokee County Commission Chambers in Centre. The ceremony will begin at 5PM. Following the ceremony, attendees and all citizens of Cherokee County are encouraged to join in events around the community to highlight the significance of helping people in need of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services, while also celebrating the accomplishments of individuals in recovery.