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Placer County Hosts Recovery Happens Celebration

September 10, 2010

National Recovery Month is recognized each year in Placer County with an impactful and empowering celebration of freedom from addiction called Recovery Happens. This event is intended to celebrate recovery and highlight program successes at the individual, family and community levels. The celebration of recovery will be done through the telling of success stories in a variety of settings in every community. The theme this year is “JOIN THE VOICES FOR RECOVERY – NOW MORE THAN EVER”.

The annual Recovery Happens celebration will take
place on Sat., Sept. 25, 2010 in Meadow Vista Park.
Good food, live music and fun for children await the public on Saturday, September 25 at the 2010 Recovery Happens. This free event is open to the entire community and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meadow Vista Park in Meadow Vista, just two miles off I-80. This year’s event has an added emphasis on health and wellness in the community.

The tenth annual Recovery Happens will feature a free barbecue and fun treats, live music by Dudley and the Doo-Rights and a variety of entertainment and activities for children. There will be a number of community interest booths with informative literature and valuable give-aways…fun for all!

For the past ten years, the Placer County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed September to be National Alcohol & Drug Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Month in Placer County. Speakers will include Honorable Colleen Nichols of Placer County Superior Court and Board of Supervisors’ Jim Holmes.

Recovery Happens is a celebration to acknowledge people who are on their way to overcoming alcohol or drug dependency. The celebration also seeks to spotlight the many prevention, treatment and recovery programs that are available in Placer County.

Organizers and participants of the Sept. 25 Recovery Happens celebration include several county programs and organizations specializing in substance abuse treatment and recovery; the Adult System of Care, New Leaf Counseling Center, Sierra Family Services, CORR Hope House, Progress House, Koinonia, Re-Entry Program, Pacific Educational Services, Child Abuse Prevention Council, Eagle Recovery, Rocklin Community Counseling Center, Progress House, Sierra Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependency, Full Circle Treatment Center, Aegis Medical Systems, the Placer County Welcome Center, and Hope, Health and Healing. The Placer Counseling Center is sponsoring a “children’s corner” with balloon animals, face painting, and story telling. Come one, come all…and join the fun!