Connecting with others in recovery is a crucial part for many when making the decision to seek recovery for drug and alcohol addiction. Dismantling social stigmas around substance, National Recovery Month aims to bring attention to events and programs with a shared goal of long term sobriety. Here are some events around California to help jumpstart your celebrations.
Solano County Recovery Month Celebration
Fairfield presents their second annual Solano County Recovery Month Celebration. This event features powerful recovery stories in addition to a presentation on recovery in a “holistic, inclusive way”. Kenneth Minkoff, MD joins the event to discuss research and best practices in the mental health and substance abuse community.
Where: 601 Texas Street Fairfield, CA 94533
When: Thursday September 20, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Contact: Emery Cowan @ (707) 784-8041
Celebrate the Journey to Sobriety
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence celebrates National Recovery Month with an event open to the public. Boasting an oldies car show, Zumba, meditation, HIV screening, and a DJ, this all-ages family event hosts resources from San Fernando Valley to keep you in the know on all things recovery.
Where: 6166 Vesper Ave Van Nuys, CA 91411
When: Saturday September 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Contact: Sandy Logan @ (818) 997-0414
Strut for Sobriety
Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing (PATH) presents their 14th annual “Strut for Sobriety!” luncheon and fashion show. Held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla-Aventine, this event works to eliminate the stigma around substance abuse and addiction with the hopes of “expanding access to quality treatment opportunities”. All proceeds from Strut for Sobriety will go towards the education and advocacy work involving individuals and families affected by addiction.
Where: 3777 La Jolla Village Drive San Diego, CA 92122
When: Saturday September 22, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Contact: April Ella @ (619) 670-1184
Intercoast Colleges Celebrates Recovery
Intercoastal Colleges celebrates National Recovery Month with an array of events for all attendees. Guest speakers, alumni, clients, and employers all join to offer guests food, prizes, raffles, and meet and greets. Events a part of this celebrations include: Rally and Walk/Run, educational events, and special celebrations including spotlighting those in recovery and contributions made in the name of recovery and the fight against substance abuse.
Where: 2235 E. Garvey Avenue North West Covina, CA 91791
When: Saturday September 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Contact: Chris Rush @ (626) 328-4530
Wellness 4 Recovery Fair
Support 4 Recovery holds their Wellness 4 Recovery Fair to honor and celebrate those in recovery and the contributions they have made in the area of substance abuse and addiction. This family friendly fair hosts educational events that focus on recovery from mental health and substance abuse disorders, celebrating those in recovery who have made a difference in the lives of others.
Where: 2120 Olivera Ct Concord, California 94520
When: Saturday September 22, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Contact: Kristin Kilian Lobos @ (510) 387-8874
While there is no one way to celebrate National Recovery Month in California, these events are a great start. Congregating with others who want to make strides in the lives of those living with substance abuse disorders opens doors to conversation that benefits everyone involved. Get out there and celebrate this amazing month all while making a difference and having fun!