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County proclaims September as Recovery Month
Front row: Tattnall Sheriff Kyle Sapp,
Front row: Tattnall Sheriff Kyle Sapp, Promise of Hope (POH)-Tattnall Board Chairman Steve Kimbrell, Board Secretary Fay Edwards, Brittany B., Brittany Doherty (Counselor in Training), Lindsi L., Jessica W., POH-Tattnall Director Mandy Willis Hall, Haley P., Administrative Assistant Quita Eason, Jennifer B., Cami M., Board member Steve Stiegman, and Residential Manager Holly Hendrix. Back row: Commissioners Bill Kicklighter, Wayne Tatum, and G.W. Thompson; Chairman Jackie Trim; and Commissioners Bobby Kennedy and Ricky Jarriel. - photo by Pam Waters

September 2022 was proclaimed as National Recovery Month by the Tattnall County Commissioners at their September 12, 2022, regular monthly meeting.   

Promise of Hope (POH)-Tattnall board members, staff, volunteers, and residents gathered at the Tattnall County Courthouse for the official presentation of the proclamation by Commission Chairman Jackie Trim to POH-Tattnall Director Mandy Hall.

The proclamation acknowledges that behavioral health is an essential part of health and one's overall wellness. 

Recovery from alcohol and other drug use occurs every day through a variety of recovery support resources and treatment programs.

"Prevention of mental and substance use disorders works, treatment is effective, and people recover in our area and around the nation," states the proclamation.

This year's Recovery Month theme is "Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community." This theme reminds people in recovery and those who support them that no one is alone in the journey through recovery, even though everyone's journey is different.

"We must encourage relatives and friends of people with mental and/or substance use disorder to implement preventive measures, recognize the signs of a problem, and guide those in need to appropriate treatment and recovery support services," Chairman Trim said.

"Education about recovery and addiction is essential to combatting the stigma and discrimination faced by people in recovery. It is needed by all Georgians, including public health and safety officials, the workforce, older adults, and families," the proclamation states.

Promise of Hope-Tattnall, along with several other agencies, invites all residents of Tattnall County to participate in National Recovery Month.

Chairman Trim also commended Ms. Hall, her board members, staff, and residents for the Saturday, September 10, 2022, fourth annual Celebration of Hope event held at Reidsville Baptist Church, which he highly praised for its organization, delicious meal, and auction items.