Recovery Celebrations – You’re Invited!

Posted on September 16, 2014

25th Anniversary of Recovery Month – September, 17
20th Anniversary of SMART Recovery – September 26-28


Recovery Month at the White House: Celebrating 25 Years
Webcasts In honor of the 25th Anniversary of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will host a celebratory event at the White House called “Recovery Month at the White House: Celebrating 25 Years.” The event, which will be streamed live on September 17, will feature a panel of recovery advocates who will share their inspirational personal stories and participate in a discussion. Viewers will be able to tweet questions for the panelists to @Botticelli44 using the hashtag #RecoveryatWH at any time prior to, or during the event.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Laurie Dhue, a television journalist and recovery advocate. She will be joined on the panel by:

Christina Huffington, a young person in recovery;
Cris Carter, a former NFL football player and current ESPN analyst in recovery;
Ruben Castaneda, a veteran Washington Post reporter who recently wrote about his path to recovery in his book, S Street Rising;
Tim Willson, the mayor of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

The “Recovery Month at the White House” event will help raise awareness

of substance use disorders and recovery, highlight Administration priorities and accomplishments in this area, educate the public and policymakers, and help dispel stigma by promoting the understanding that addiction is a disease and not the result of a personal or family failing. The webcast will also serve to inspire and mobilize the millions of Americans in recovery while holding out hope to millions of people across the country currently struggling with addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

This is a great opportunity to plan a viewing party, watch, participate via Twitter, and post to other social media sites about this event.

More info: Americans in Recovery Facebook page.
Tune in 9/17 2-4pm: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/recovery-white-house-celebrating-25-years

SMART Recovery 20th Anniversary and Annual Conference 2014

This event is also scheduled to be held in D.C., at the National Geographic Headquarters. If you are unable to attend, this event will be streamed this year, thanks to a generous individual donation from an anonymous individual for the benefit of SMART participants around the world. Watch this spot for more information next week (9/23).