Public invited to attend ‘Recovery Happens 2016’ celebration

Published on September 16, 2016

The public is invited to Placer County’s 16th annual “Recovery Happens” event on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Auburn Recreation Park located at 123 Recreation Drive in Auburn.

A total of 15 community partners are joining the Health and Human Services Adult System of Care staff along with the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board members in sponsoring this free event.

The event is held each year to support people recovering from alcohol or drug abuse and to recognize some of their many success stories. The celebration also helps inform the public about the positive effects that recovery and treatment programs have on communities.

In addition to community interest booths, the celebration will also include a BBQ, music, carnival games, prizes and fun for the whole family.

“Reaching out is the first step toward recovery from mental illness or substance abuse,” said Maureen Bauman, director of Placer County’s Adult System of Care. “Placer County’s ‘Recovery Happens’ event helps spread the word that prevention works, treatment is effective and people do recover."

Although recovery is officially celebrated each September, Placer County offers a variety of resources and treatment programs year-round, which can be found on the county’s website.