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Updated: September 8, 2022

Erie News Now Features Confidential CEO in Article About Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month is a national observance held each year “to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.” 

Scott H. Silverman was recently interviewed for the Erie News online to discuss the issues and challenges Around Recovery Month.

“I think it's important for people to know, first of all, there's hope and there's help,” said Scott Silverman, a treatment professional, crisis coach and subject matter expert. 

Silverman has been in recovery for over three decades and has devoted his life to helping others find treatment. He says there are many keys to recovery, but patience, education and recognition are especially important.  

“The three hardest words in the English language are, ‘I need help.’ Don't be afraid to ask for help. You'd be amazed how much help is really out there,” said Silverman, who is also the author of The Opioid Epidemic.  

Silverman has devoted decades to fighting the cycle of substance abuse, unemployment, poverty, and homelessness for thousands of at-risk teens and adults going through the incarceration system. He currently leads the team at Confidential Recovery, an outpatient substance abuse recovery program in San Diego. 

He says educating the next generation about the potency and availability of illicit and recreational drugs is critically important. He warns that a lack of awareness, as well as a continued influx of stronger illicit drugs, like fentanyl, could send the nation into further distress. 

“I mean, we have a real problem now. It's catastrophic,” said Silverman. "What I really encourage families to do is to get informed,” he added.

You can read the entire article on the Erie News website here.



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