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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 3, 2016

Santa Barbara Mental Health Organization Celebrates Residents in Recovery!

National Recovery Month Celebration
Local non-profit celebrates residents in recovery from mental and substance use disorders

SANTA BARBARA – Local nonprofit, Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara (SCSB), is proud to host a celebration in honor of National Recovery Month on Friday, September 30 at 11:00am.
Approximately 48,000 Santa Barbara County residents currently suffer from mental illness and substance use disorders. Held at Sanctuary Center’s outpatient building, 1136 De La Vina Street, the event is an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and celebrate the people on the road to recovery. SCSB clients will offer personal accounts of what heals them and will win prizes generously donated by Santa Barbara business owners.
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), organizations throughout the United States host annual Recovery Month celebrations as a way to provide recognition to people with mental and substance use disorders who continue to take the vital steps toward recovery.
About Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara
Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara is the leading community-based nonprofit in Santa Barbara that serves adults living with mental illness. We offer unique comprehensive individualized programs including: residential, outpatient, low income housing, drug and alcohol therapy and vocational and educational training. Our continuum of care approach has resulted in long-term remission from severe and disabling psychiatric symptoms since 1976. Sanctuary Centers is proud to report that they have reduced the rate of mental health hospitalizations of their clients by 90% over the last 15 years. www.sanctuarycenters.org
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