National Recovery Month 2012: Maine Events

September is National Recovery Month, a time to promote the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrate people in recovery, laud the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promote the message that recovery in all its forms is possible.

Last week, we asked for your recovery stories so that we can share them over the course of the month. Note: There is plenty of time to submit!

As promised in that post, following are some of the events happening in Maine for Recovery Month 2012. (If you’re not in Maine, find an event near you here.)

Recovery Flash Mob (Portland)
when: 9.6.12, 10:10AM – 10:30AM
description: Beginning at 10:10am a flash mob will commence in Monument Square in Portland, ME.
fmi: Visit the Recovery Flash Mob Facebook page for details, dance moves and other info

Walk for Recovery (Portland)
when: 9.8.12, 9:30AM – 12:00PM
description: Many of us feel the impact of addiction throughout our lives; through family members, friends, co-workers, schools. Catholic Charities Counseling Services in partnership with Milestone Foundation, Day One and Serenity House is organizing an annual Walk for Recovery in celebration of National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Month to promote awareness of the issues involved with alcohol and drug addiction.
fmi: 207-775-4790 or email

4th Annual Recovery Retreat (Augusta)
when: 9.15.12, 9:00AM – 2:30PM
description: A day of healing and celebration at the University of Maine in Augusta. Free workshops include: Nature and Recovery, Group Empowerment Drumming, Healing and Forgiveness in the Family. Lunch is provided.
fmi: 207-621-2549 or email

Tri County Area Recovery Walk
when: 9.29.12, 10:00AM – 2:00PM
description: The Recovery Walk will start at 10am in Auburn at Festival Plaza and will go around the River Walk trail, ending back at Festival Plaza. After the walk there will be a celebration with entertainment including bands, poetry reading, art displays of consumers. Water and snacks will be provided and events for children.
fmi: 207-795-4456 or email

And, of course, don’t forget to visit this blog in September to read a few recovery stories. (Have you read the details on how to submit one yet?)