Johnston County Commissioners have proclaimed September as National Recovery Month in Johnston County.
In the proclamation, officials said behavioral heath is an essential part of health and overall wellness. Prevention of mental and substance use disorders include effective treatment is extremely important.
The proclamation encourages relatives and friend of people with mental or substance use disorders to implement preventive measures, recognize the signs of a problem and guide those in need to appropriate treatment and recovery support services.
Officials estimate 36,000 people in Johnston County are affected by these conditions.