Albuquerque, NM – Please join the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Molina Health Care, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Wings for Life, United Health Care, Serenity Mesa and the Duke City Recovery Tool Box in celebrating those individuals that are in recovery on September 28, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The day’s event will begin at 10:00 am with individuals’ testimonies of their recovery, 60 vendor booths for those that may be seeking recovery, music over the lunch hour by Gato Malo, and ending the day with a play “Too Young to Die” by Victory Outreach. Last year’s event had more than 1,500 individual’s participating in the celebration.
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 is about celebrating each person’s journey to find recovery. We exist to celebrate people finding recovery, supporting those in recovery, and to support those who love people in recovery. Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery’s mission is to focus on acceptance, welcoming and embracing all paths that lead to recovery while building strength in our communities.
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 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.
The Department of Family and Community Services provides quality health and social services, housing, recreation and education to improve the quality of life for the entire Albuquerque community.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call 311, TTY 711. For more information about the Department of Family and Community Services, visit cabq.gov/family
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