"Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery" in Honor of National Recovery Month
The Department of Family and Community Services is partnering with 10 various organizations to help celebrate the gains made by those in recovery on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Civic Plaza. During the celebrations individuals will have an opportunity to hear recovery speakers, receive information about beginning a recovery program, listen to music from the Mark Garnard OPRE band, watch the play “To Young To Die”, enjoy a meal from one of many food trucks, and much more.
September is National Recovery Month and is designed to help educate the public about substance use treatment and mental health services that can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.
Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery celebrates the gains made by those in recovery, just as we celebrate health improvements made by those who are managing other health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease. The observance reinforces the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.
There are thousands of Albuquerque residents whose lives have been transformed through recovery. Since these successes often go unnoticed by the broader population, Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery will provide a vehicle for everyone to celebrate these accomplishments.