We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
PRO-ACT holds our annual Recovery Walk in September to celebrate the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Recovery Month. Now in its 25th year, Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with such disorders to live a healthy and rewarding life. Anyone with any doubt about that has only to attend the huge and jubilant celebration, "PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2014,"that we're planning for 20,000-plus people at Penn's Landing on September 20 in Philadelphia.
SAMHSA's theme for Recovery Month 2014, "Join the Voices of Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out" is to encourage people to openly discuss--or speak up about--mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery. The theme aims to foster public understanding and acceptance of the benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery from behavioral health conditions. It also promotes ways first responders, faith leaders, youth and young adults, and policymakers can recognize these issues and intervene--or reach out--to help others, as well as themselves.
"Even though meth addiction was a long and painful ordeal for me,
I finally beat it, and have been 100% clean and sober for over 4 years now."
Stephen, February 2014
To speak up and add your story to Voices for Recovery, please click here.
Please support PRO-ACT's Recovery Walks! 2014, which is a fundraiser to support PRO-ACT's prevention, advocacy and recovery support services. With 20,000 participants in 2013, we're hoping you will help us to break that record on September 20, 2014. To help us make it a success, tell your friends and co-workers about it; post a flyer on your bulletin board (click here for one), register to walk; sign up for the Honor Guard; form a team; do some fundraising; become a sponsor; donate to a walker or the Walk; volunteer for a committee now, or help on that day. You can do all of that on the Recovery Walks website.
To make a donation to the Recovery Walk, please click here