September is National Recovery Month: What the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Wants You to Know

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) celebrates Recovery Month by hosting its 15th annual “Recovery Walks,” in Hartford, CT on September 19.

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CCAR celebrates national Recovery Month by hosting the annual "Recovery Walks" in Hartford, CT.

Hartford, CT (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

Celebrating its 25th year, Recovery Month is a national observance that educates Americans about the fact that millions of Americans lives have been transformed by recovery, from alcohol and drug addiction and mental health disorders. Every September recovery community organizations join with treatment providers, prevention programs and other community groups to recognize the ways recovery heals individuals, families, workplaces and neighborhoods. The rallying theme for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2014 Recovery Month is ‘Join the Voices of Recovery: Speak Up, Reach out’, which encourages people to be vocal about their recovery and what helps them on their way. There will also be a national Rally for Recovery event this year, slated for September 20 in Kentucky, that will draw thousands of addiction recovery advocates to demonstrate that ‘Recovery Voices Count’ as leaders for their communities.

One of the ways that the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) celebrates Recovery Month is by hosting its 15th annual “Recovery Walks,” in Hartford, CT on September 19. This celebration of recovery includes live music, speakers, Faces of Recovery exhibit, arts and crafts, children's activities, exhibitors, and more.

CCAR is an organization that envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced. CCAR is a centralized resource in CT for people who are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction. Whether you are contemplating a life in recovery, are new to recovery or are in long term recovery, CCAR is here to help you to navigate the recovery community, by connecting you with others in recovery and providing access area support services. Living in recovery from alcohol and other drugs is a never ending journey, and wherever you are in that journey, CCAR is here to help you meet your recovery goals.

What does CCAR do – and why do these things matter?

CCAR’s Mission
The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) organizes the recovery community (people in recovery, family members, friends and allies) to: 1) put a face on recovery and 2) provide recovery support services.

By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway, all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking recovery, are treated with dignity and respect.

CCAR’s Values – CCAR meets people where they are. They don’t push any one form of recovery on anyone, recognizing that there are many pathways to recovery.

Many times people are left to navigate the system on their own. By the time they get to CCAR, they are frustrated, crying, discouraged. Staff and volunteers talk with them, and meet them where they are. CCAR offers the hope of a new way of living.

For more information on CCAR and the recovery services and support, please visit the website http://www.ccar.us and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Connecticut-Community-for-Addiction-Recovery-CCAR/214943900642.

Since 1998 the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has organized the recovery community (people in recovery, family members, friends and allies) to put a face on recovery and to provide recovery support services to help sustain recovery. By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway, all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking recovery, are treated with dignity and respect. CCAR envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced. For more information, visit http://www.ccar.us.


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