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!
For 25 years, SAMHSA has lead us in the growing celebration of Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible and also encourages taking action to help expand and improve the availability of effective recovery services for those in need. This message has now reached around the world, with recovery celebrations taking place in many countries including Canada, England, Ireland, Indonesia, Japan, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, as well as all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
For those in the dark despair of addiction, thinking they are alone, they are not. This is a worldwide pubic health issue. But there is hope; recovery is real.
"Recovery Month offers help and hope not only for individuals receiving substance use and/or mental health recovery services but also for families, loved ones, friends, and communities," said Ivette A. Torres, M.Ed., M.Sc., Director of Consumer Affairs in SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, who will be speaking to us at PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2014 on September 20 in Penn's Landing.
This year's Recovery Month theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out," encourages all of us to openly discuss mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery. It aims to spread the message that behavioral health is essential to overall health; educate Americans about how people in recovery can achieve healthy lifestyles; guide the community in providing support and encouragement; and celebrate people in long-term recovery.
Celebrate With Us!
PRO-ACT Recovery Walks! 2014
September 20, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
Gates open 7:00 am; Walk begins 9:00 am; Post-Walk Program Ends 12:30 pm
To Register, Donate, Join a Team, Sign Up for Honor Guard
For PRO-ACT's 13th annual Recovery Walk on September 20, we have planned a delightful and meaningful walk of a little less than two miles through historic Philadelphia. We're excited to have been able to extend the walk so that we will pass Independence Hall, the great symbol of freedom and liberty created by our Founding Fathers.
We hope as you pass Independence Hall you will pause for a moment and think of the parallel symbolism of the freedom and liberty that Recovery brings to us. We have prepared a handy guide to the route, which is on the Walk News page of the website.Click here, make a copy and bring it with you.
National Recovery Night at the Baseball Game
Last chance for tickets!
Friday, September 12, 7 pm, Citizens Bank Park.
Phillies vs. Marlins
Order your ticket today and sit among 500 others in recovery who are cheering on their favorite players, laughing and having a wonderful time. Just $20. Click here to order your tickets now.