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Spokesperson Available: National Recovery Month, September 2012

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Addiction And Recovery Experts From Caron Treatment Centers Available For Immediate Comment

WERNERSVILLE, Pa., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Caron Treatment Centers:

WHAT: National Recovery Month promotes the prevention, treatment and recovery for mental health and substance use disorders. Beginning on September 6, 2012, National Recovery Month celebrates both recovering addicts and the contributions of their treatment providers. According to a study from the Partnership at and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, nearly 23 million American  adults report that they've overcome a problem with drugs or alcohol.

Caron Treatment Centers, a nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment, has experts available to comment on the importance of treatment and the power of recovery. Additionally, Caron clinical experts are able to comment on the treatment process and the science behind both chemical and process addictions.

WHY: According to Dr. Harris Stratyner, Vice President of Caron Treatment Centers and Clinical Director of the New York Region, "For many addicted individuals, recovery represents a life that they never believed they could have – a life that is free of the fear and isolation that they experienced when they were using. Suffering doesn't have to be a life sentence - recovery is possible and attainable, and treatment is available for those who choose to seek it."

WHO: Dr. Harris Stratyner, Vice President of Caron Treatment Centers and Clinical Director of the New York Region, is a leading expert in addiction and recovery. He has built a reputation as an authority on adolescents, women, men and older adults with alcohol and substance abuse addiction. His commentary has appeared in major media outlets including The New York Times, New York Daily News, Self Magazine, ABC News, TODAY Show, Good Morning America and CBS News.

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Public Advocacy Consultant at Caron Treatment Centers and public figure, has been in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction for more than 24 years and can share personal experiences to provide hope for those suffering from addiction. Additionally, Chris is a Goodwill Ambassador on Drug Dependence Treatment and Care for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the author of the upcoming book "Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction."

About Caron Treatment Centers
Caron Treatment Centers is a nationally recognized non-profit provider of alcohol and drug addiction treatment.  Founded in 1957, Caron is one of the oldest and largest facilities offering primary, relapse and extended residential treatment for young adults, adults and adolescents, as well as families affected by the disease of addiction.  Caron's treatment is gender separate and gender specific.  Caron has extensive experience in the treatment of co-occurring psychological/psychiatric disorders.

WHEN: Caron experts are available for comment immediately.

HOW: To book an interview, contact Breanne Thomlison at 212.398.9680 or

SOURCE Caron Treatment Centers


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