September is National Recovery Month; Join Celebrations Near You


(Chicago) — This year marks the 25th anniversary of National Recovery Month, which promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery from mental and substance use disorders. TASC and partners across Illinois are engaged in numerous activities that are open to the public.

Find an event near you and join in the celebrations.

Some of the 2014 events Illinois include:  (Click on links for event locations and other details.)

Sat. Sept. 13, 11 AM – 4 PM, Chicago. Outside the Walls.

  • Sponsored by the Winners’ Circle, this event offers a spiritual atmosphere to promote the reconnection of families once broken due to incarceration. The event is a full day featuring local gospel artists, food, and family-oriented fun and activities, all in supporting and sustaining efforts to live in health and wellness in the community.

Sat. Sept. 20, 8 AM – noon, University Park. Governors State University’s Addiction Studies Alumni Club Walk for Recovery.

  • Led by TASC Executive Vice President Peter Palanca as Master of Ceremonies, the annual Walk for Recovery honors individuals recovering and seeking recovery and celebrates the treatment providers committed to helping them. There will be music, entertainment, a resource fair, door prizes, and refreshments. See news release.

Sat. Sept. 20, 11 AM – 4 PM, Rockford. 6th Annual Recovery Rally on the Rock.

  • Join TASC colleagues and community partners in a celebration of fellowship and recovery, featuring speakers, music, desserts, and giveaways.

This year’s Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and that people can and do recover. TASC is a National Recovery Month planning partner.


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