Recovery Month, in it’s 25th year, is a national observance sponsored by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The goal of the observance is to:
[quote]educate Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life [/quote]
Just as we celebrate people who are managing health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease, it is important that we applaud the gains made by those in recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. In celebrating Recovery Month, I hope to spread SAMSHA’s message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
Here are just a few events happening in Colorado during Recovery Month 2014.
2014 COLORADO RALLY FOR RECOVERY & RECOVERY WALK
09/06/2014 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Join Advocates for Recovery and help us CELEBRATE RECOVERY!! We will have Recovery Speakers, Live Music and Entertainment, Recovery Resources, Food & Family Fun. Walk @ 10:00am at Union Station Rally @ 11:00am at Civic Center Park – Greek Amphitheater. This event is open to the public.
Phoenix Multisport’s 7th Annual Gala: Bridges To Recovery with MLB All-Star and World Series Champion, Darryl Strawberry
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (MDT)
Please join us at the Pepsi Center for a special evening to benefit Phoenix Multisport and to celebrate our recovery community. Phoenix will honor eight-time MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry for the positive work he has done for the recovery community and will pay tribute to his long-term recovery. Dress: Business Formal
Arapahoe House 5th Annual Luncheon
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 11:30AM to 1:30PM
Join us at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts for Dr. Drew. Nationally known radio and television personality, board certified internist and addiction medicine specialist, he returns to Denver for the 5th Annual Arapahoe House Luncheon and book signing.