Recovery Happens Month breaks down the stigma surrounding substance use issues and highlights local treatment options

Recovery is achievable when we unite as a community to challenge commonly-held stigmas about those who have struggled with substance use and support people who are engaged in sobriety.

Every September, in observance of National Recovery Month, we honor the accomplishments made by those in recovery and educate the community about available treatment.

2019 Recovery Month activities include:

  • Recovery Happens Passport: September 16-20, times and locations vary. See brochure for details: Fifteen Shasta County substance use recovery programs and sober living homes are opening their doors to talk about what they offer and answer questions about treatment.
  • Sober Living Symposium: September 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Holiday Inn, 1900 Hilltop Dr.:  A free workshop addressing the changing landscape of substance use disorder treatment as it relates to sober living. Participants will have the opportunity to network, explore challenges and barriers to residential treatment, and brainstorm solutions so we can better understand and use local sober living resources.
  • Recovery Happens BBQ: Sunday, September 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake Redding Park Gazebo – A day of celebration for those in recovery. This year’s event will feature a resource fair, free BBQ, live DJ, testimonials from Brave Faces speakers and family fun.

Last year, more than 300 years of sobriety was represented among the 250 people who attended the event.