Gwen Rummell Reporting –

After a presentation from Empower Tusc, the Tuscarawas County Board of Commissioners has officially declared September 2023 as National Recovery Month.

Commissioner Chris Abbuhl says the proclamation acknowledges the journey of addiction treatment and recovery.

“We just want to encourage everyone to watch for the signs and to help those that are in need. There’s a lot of resources that are out there to help those individuals that have an addiction problem.”

The recovery community in Tuscarawas County is guided by numerous organizations and initiatives including Project Hope, Empower Tusc, Project DAWN, community leaders, and more.

The Hope Line offers a 24-hour live chat with a professional for those struggling with addiction. For those in need of immediate help, dial 911 or call the 988 hotline.

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