National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month ’09 Events in Maine & Beyond

September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and people all around the country are celebrating with a variety of community-centered events. This year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Learn, Together We Heal.” Here are some events happening  here in Maine:

2nd Annual Bangor Area Summit on Addiction Recovery (9/10/09)
Bangor Civic Center, Bangor
8:30am –  4:00pm
The goal of the summit is to engage the community in a meaningful dialogue regarding current issues of addiction and recovery in our community, discuss strategies to enhance opportunities for recovery and the community’s role in supporting recovery, and to provide direct community input and direction for further development of the Bangor Area Recovering Community Coalition. Registration is $25/person (scholarships available). Get more info

Uniting Maine Recovery Communities: We are not alone! (9/19/09)
China Lake Conference Center, China
9:00am – 4:00pm
This recovery leadership retreat sponsored by Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR) will offer workshops to strengthen recovery community cohesiveness and leadership. Workshops will include Recovery & Deep Ecology, The Language of Recovery Advocacy and Families in Recovery. Get more info

Recovery & Wellness Resource Fair (9/23/09)
Wayside Soup Kitchen, Portland
2:00pm – 4:00pm
The Overdose Prevention Project’s annual event serves to reach out to community members accessing services at Preble Street Resource Center. Over 20 area service providers, including Crossroads for Women, will be able to make face-to-face contact with consumers while sharing resources and materials. Free food, fun and prizes! Get more info

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