Celebrate recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues at free picnic Sept. 26

Published on September 17, 2015

All paths to recovery will be celebrated at Placer County’s 15th annual “Recovery Happens” event on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Auburn Recreation District Park located at 123 Recreation Drive in Auburn.

The free event will provide an opportunity for people in recovery to spread the word that prevention and treatment works, but also that recovery is possible for those who struggle with mental health and substance issues.

Aside from vendors providing information on substance-use disorder, treatment and recovery, the community festival will include a BBQ, live music, kid’s activities, games and a raffle with prizes.

Each year, September is celebrated as National Recovery Month, demonstrating continued support and commitment to mental illness, suicide prevention and alcohol and drug treatment.    

Placer County’s Adult System of Care partners with agencies to help members of the community suffering from mental health issues and substance abuse seek services necessary to better themselves.

“During recovery month, and throughout the year, we have a simple message for those who are struggling and their families,” said Maureen Bauman, director of Placer County’s Adult System of Care. “Recovery is possible, and we’re here to help.”
More than 15 community partners are joining the system of care staff along with mental health, alcohol and drug advisory board members in sponsoring the event.