Recovery Happens

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

San Bernardino County, Calif., CA

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About the Program

Category: Civic Education and Public Information (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

Recovery Happens is a free community event promoting recovery and the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. Recovery Happens celebrates people in recovery, commends the contributions of treatment providers, and promotes the message that recovery is possible. The event features inspirational messages of hope from a variety of speakers, musical performances, and the opportunity to connect with community resources while providing prevention and treatment information. For over 17 years, the Recovery Happens event has provided a space where people regardless of their race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, disability, and/or socio-economic background, can gather to celebrate recovery, without stigma. Recovery Happens offers a platform to unite people, bring an understanding of substance use disorders (SUD) and provide resources to the community along with the message that recovery happens and needs to be celebrated.

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