The Road to Recovery 2009: A Showcase of Events
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In this program, we will look at the events and activities conducted in communities large and small as the country comes together in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month in September 2009. Individuals, families, and entire communities across the Nation unite under the theme, "Join the Voices of Recovery: Together We Learn, Together We Heal." This program will showcase Recovery Month community forums, music-based activities, walks and runs for recovery, Major League Baseball games, civic engagement efforts, and other uplifting events intended to raise awareness of recovery and increase accessibility to treatment. In addition, the show will highlight the positive and affirming message that addiction is treatable and recovery is widespread.
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)