September 2010 will be the 21st annual Recovery Month (www.recoverymonth.gov) observance by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). Recovery Month serves to educate the public on how alcohol and drug addiction is a national health issue, a treatable illness, and that recovery is possible.

This will be the first year that LifeRing has actively participated in Recovery Month.  So far, we are participating in 10 cities and 13 major community events across the nation. You can view the list of events in which LifeRing will be participating at https://lifering.org/recovery-month/.

Thanks to all those who have agreed to coordinate and staff events in each city, and to LifeRing Recovery Month Committee Co-Chairs Lynn Cullens and Liz Gibson, Outreach Coordinator Kathleen G., and Northeast Regional Representative Mona H., who have been working hard to prepare.

Please consider donating your time as a volunteer or organizer in your local area, or donating funding for printing LifeRing brochures and flyers.  See more about how you can contribute, at https://lifering.org/recovery-month/please-volunteer/ or email RecoveryMonth@LifeRing.org or phone 916-606-1610 to volunteer, make a donation, or simply get more information.

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  1. Lynn Cullens on August 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks to Chet G, Liz G, Brian R, Bob O, Tom J, Kathleen G, Dale K, Dzenan L, Tom S, Kat W, Rick P and John E for taking time out of their busy lives to coordinate events.

    We still need YOUR help in other cities, and before and during the events already listed. Email RecoveryMonth@LifeRing.org to volunteer or donate.