Celebrating Recovery: Recovery Month Events in Maine, September 2011

September is National Recovery Month. As the website states, “Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.”

Since we’re already in mid-August, it’s about time to start gearing up for the many recovery events around the country. Here what’s going on in Maine

Wednesday, September 7
4th Annual BARCC Recovery Summit
where + when: Brewer Auditorium 8:30am – 3pm
presented by: Bangor Area Recovering Community Coalition
FMI: Bruce Campbell, 207.941.1600 ext. 202

Saturday, September 10
2nd Annual Walk for Recovery
where + when: Walk starts at Catholic Charities Counseling Services, Portland; registration at 9:30am
presented by: Catholic Charities of Maine, Crossroads for Women, Day One, Milestone Foundation and Serenity House
fee: suggested donation $10
FMI: Kristen Wells, 207.321.7806 or visit the website or Facebook page

Saturday, September 17
3rd Annual MAAR Recovery Retreat
where + when: University of Maine, Augusta 9am – 2pm, optional yoga/meditation at 8am
presented by: Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery and Maine Recovery Communities Coalition
fee: Free (including lunch and refreshments)
FMI: Deb Dettor, 207.458.4366

Saturday, September 24Update! 8/29/11 – we just learned this event has been canceled
Motorcycle Rally for Recovery
where + when: from Bangor to Augusta, starting at Bangor Waterfront 10am
presented by: Bangor Area Recovery Network, Inc.
fee: $25 registration, includes barbeque at Capitol Park in Augusta
FMI: visit the website

Wednesday, September 28
Recovery and Wellness Resource Fair
where + when: Preble Street Soup Kitchen, Portland 2pm – 4pm
presented by: Portland Overdose Prevention Project
fee: Free
FMI: Nancy Cormier, 207.874.8965

Know of another Recovery Month event in Maine, or have more details about the above events? Please share info on Recovery Month events in the comments section.

Search the Recovery Month website for more events around the country.