Addiction Happens – Recovery Works
Recovery is a process of change through which people improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration outlines four major dimensions that support recovery:
- Health—overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional wellbeing.
- Home—having a stable and safe place to live.
- Purpose—conducting meaningful daily activities and having the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
- Community—having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.
Walk for Recovery
For over 20 years, the Coalition has partnered with treatment providers, mutual aid support groups, businesses, and individuals to celebrate recovery. Each year teams of supports walk to honor and support community members in recovery. The walk for recovery is part of National Recovery Month in September.
End Dependence Day Hope-a-Thon
The annual Hope-a-thon raises money for local charities. The event helps to raise monies for charitable organizations that work alongside those struggling with the disease of addiction. The 24-hour telethon features messages of hope, songs, and other forms of artistic expression.