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National Recovery Month 2023!

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Celebrating National Recovery Month 2023!

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to celebrate the millions of Americans that are in recovery from substance use and mental health.
Each September, thousands of people across the nation host celebrations to foster a deeper understanding of substance use disorders and mental health, promote new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, and honor community members who dedicate their lives to make recovery possible.
The following events will happen throughout the SSW ATTC region this year:



3 Hour National Recovery Month Walk: Fort Smith - September 24th • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST
Join Harbor House, Inc. Prevention for our Recovery Awareness Walk at Ben Garen Regional Park to help celebrate our community members in recovery from substance use or mental health problems and those who support their journey
You can register to attend here.

Recovery Jam: Little Rock - September 26th • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
If you’re looking for a fun and free way to support National Recovery Month, look no further than Recovery Jam! This event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family to the River Walk Pavilion! We will have live music, food, and more – it’s perfect for anyone looking to have a good time. Come out and show your support for those in recovery! This is a great opportunity to learn more about how you can help people in your community who are working on their sobriety. We hope to see you there!
You can learn more about this event here.

Not One More 1k Run/Walk for Recovery: Little Rock - October 14th • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST
This event at Burns Park is for anyone that has lost a loved one due to Fentanyl poisoning  that would like to keep their loved ones memories alive. You can register to attend: here.


Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) Recovery Day Celebration: Monroe September 15th • 10 AM - 2 PM CST
NEDHSA will host a Recovery Day Celebration in Forsythe Park to celebrate and highlight that recovery is possible.
You can learn more about this event


CEU Event - The disease of addiction and the impact on families: Lafayette September 15th • 10 AM - 2 PM CST
Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction and its effects on families.
You can learn more about these events 


Sober Fest: New Orleans - September 21st • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CST
At the Sugar Mill. A one-day, alcohol-free, music festival. The festival is family friendly, including a Kids Area with games and activities. A variety of food options will be available for purchase from local vendors and food trucks.
You can learn more about this event here.

Recovery Concert Tour - Rare Of Breed: Sulphur - October 1st  6 PM - 9 PM CST - SOLD OUT
Rare of Breed is bringing the Recovery Tour to the Pavilion at Heritage Square in Sulphur, LA! Rare of Breed combines country, rap, and gospel music to deliver a message of hope and recovery. Come join him, Adam Thompson Music, and DJ Winn on a night that will surely inspire everyone in attendance. 
You can learn more about this event here.

Celebrate Recovery: Harvey - October 3rd, 10th, 19th, November 7th & December 19th • 7 PM - 8:30 PM CST
You can learn more about this event here.

Run and Ride for Recovery: Calhoun - October 21st • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST
At Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church.
You can learn more about this event here.

Recovery Run: Baton Rouge - December 4th • 12 PM
You can learn more about this event here.

Recovery Run: Baton Rouge - December 12th
This benefit run will provide much needed support, both community and financial, to help bring a Collegiate Recovery Community to LSU. Race moved, See our website for details!

You can learn more about this event here.



This year New Mexico is hosting a record 20+ events. You can find information on all the 2022 Recovery Month Celebrations and the event nearest to you here.

Second Chances - You Deserve Another Chance! Let's Dance: Silver City - September 8th • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST
Join the Recovery Management Center in celebrating Recovery Month in Grant County! The event will feature fun, BBQ, music, a bounce house, face painting, connection, and community. Location: Gough Park - 1201 N. Pope St., Silver City, NM 88061
Contact: Jim Helgert, 575-590-1146 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Crushing Stigmas, Ending Addictions, Living Fully, Growing Abundantly:  Las Cruces - September 9th • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM MST
The Las Cruces Suicide Prevention Task Force is hosting its Annual Recovery Event Summit! The Recovery Celebration will feature local health care providers and vendors are invited to set up information booths allowing community members to make connections with supportive services and resources. Food, water, games, and face painting will be offered. Local entertainment, live music, and various speakers will be present. Location: Las Cruces Downtown Plaza, 101 N. Downtown Mall, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Contact: Jessica Garcia, [email protected] 
You can learn more about this event here.

Recover Together - The QuadNM Celebrates Recovery: Rio Rancho - September 9th • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM MST
Connect with your community, learn about recovery, and celebrate yourself and loved ones who walk along the path of recovery!  The event will feature gathering spaces for groups, information booths, crafts, and magical drink alternatives to learn and enjoy! Location: Havasu Park - 3535 Havasu Falls St. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
Contact: Kai Lopez, 505-433-1571 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Socorro Recovery Pow-Wow: Albuquerque - September 9th • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM MST
The event will start with early morning prayer and pollen sprinkling, followed by a presentation of colors by the Disabled American Veterans Color Guard. Along with an incredible Pow-Wow, the event will feature food vendors, along with arts and craft vendors focusing on Mental Health and Substance Use Awareness.  There will be opportunities for attendees to win donated items as door prizes throughout the day. Location: Socorro Rodeo Complex - Rodeo Dr, Socorro, NM 87801
Contact: Jason Frame, 575-517-6701 or [email protected] 
You can learn more about this event here.

Seeking Safety for Recovery - Healing Circle Drop-In Center: Shiprock - September 14th & 15th • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST
This two-day summit will provide information on historical trauma, alcohol, drugs, substance misuse, violence, self-care, and building family wellness. The event will begin with class presentations and open to a participatory discussion. Lunch will be provided. Location: Healing Circle Drop-In Center - East Mesa School Road, Shiprock, NM 87420
Please email Caroline Padilla to register at: [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Ancora Peer Support Center and Advocates Recovery Celebration Event: Albuquerque - September 15th • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM MST
The event will feature vendors, city resources, bands, games, and Lego building, held at the Ancora Peer Support Drop-in Center. The Drop-in center is 1,000sq ft. space and includes a fully operable café and two performance spaces both indoors and outdoors, along with a shaded patio space. Barbecue, café food, and drinks will be available! Location: Ancora Peer Support Center - 148 Quincy St. NE., Albuquerque , NM 87108
Contact: Dominic Cagliostro, 505-220-5481 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

ABQ Celebrates Recovery Pow Wow: Albuquerque - September 15th • 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM MST
Join ABQ Celebrates Recovery for a fun day of celebration of American Indian culture in which people from diverse indigenous nations gather for dancing, singing, and honoring the traditions of their ancestors. The event is free and open to everyone! Location: UNM Johnson Field - 2401 Redondo Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Contact: Jennifer Weiss-Burke, 505-363-9684 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Kewa Family Wellness Center Celebrates Recovery: Santo Domingo Pueblo - September 15th • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST
Kewa Family Wellness Center is hosting a community-wide event filled with fun traditional activities, food, and access to education on programs offered. Activities will include educational booths, ring toss, traditional art activities, and a Native American circus. Location: Kewa Family Wellness Center - 18 Eagle Court, Santo Domingo Pueblo
You can learn more about this event here.

Barrios Unidos Celebrates Recovery-Chimayo Resilience: Chimayo - The Energy that Holds Us Up: September 16th • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM MST
Join Barrios Unidos in celebrating recovery and resilience! The event welcomes everyone and will feature free food, drinks, and support panels. Location: Barrios Unidos - 7 John Hyson Drive, Chimayo, NM 87522
Contact: Lupe Salazar, 505-614-5680 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Second Chances - You deserve Another Chance! Let's Dance: Deming - September 16th • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST
Luna County celebrates recovery! The event features music, dancing, a bouncy house, face painting, and a hometown BBQ. Location: Luna County Courthouse Park - 700 S., Silver Ave., Deming, NM 88030
Contact: Jim Helgert, 575-590-1146 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Third Annual Recovery Car Show Albuquerque New Mexico Reentry Center: Albuquerque - September 16th • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST
New Mexico Reentry Center is hosting its 3rd Annual Recovery Car Show! The event will feature vendors, car clubs, music, and raffles. The New Mexico Reentry Center believes in spreading awareness to all communities affected by drug and alcohol misuse. Location: New Mexico Reentry Center - 215 3rd Street SW Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: Natasha Garcia, 505-589-0808 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

A Culture of Healing - Pojoaque Celebrates Recovery: Santa Fe - September 16th • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Pueblo of Pojoaque R.O.A.D Program is hosting its 6th annual recovery celebration! The event intends to create awareness and supports for persons who've struggled or are struggling with substance use and recovery. The event features fun activities, including- a car show, motorcycle run, free food, and an all-ages event filled with entertainment, face painting, and motivational speakers in active recovery. Location: Poeh Cultural Center - 78 Cities of Gold Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87506
Contact: Angel Morfin, 505-269-7072 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Second Annual Recovery & Remembrance Celebration: Raton - September 16th • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST
The Second Annual Recovery & Remembrance Celebration will host Recovery speakers, a community picnic, games, and contests for all ages! The Remembrance Celebration features a biodegradable helium-filled balloon release in memory of those lost to substance misuse. Location: Ripley Park - 313 N 2nd Street, Raton, NM 87740
Contact: Paul Jenkins, 575-447-4561 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Gallup Rally4Recovery at the Courthouse Plaza, Gallup,  NM: September 16th • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM MST
The Gallup event will feature live entertainment, food trucks, a kid's zone, activities, animals, art projects, and exhibitors. The Saturday farmer's market will be there with us - so come on downtown in Gallup and enjoy the fun. This event is free and open to the public - celebrate with us! Location: Courthouse Plaza - Gallup, NM 87301
Contact: Sally Mildren, 509-481-3875 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Eddy County Walk For Recovery: Carlsbad - September 23rd • 4:30 PM MST
The Walk For RECOVERY event hosts several presenters, including keynote speaker Mayor Dale Janway and New Mexico Representative, Cathrynn Brown. The event will feature people in recovery sharing their recovery journeys. There will be food trucks, a DJ, and booths with information regarding services and resources throughout Eddy county. For more information about the sponsoring organization, visit:
​Location: Carlsbad Beach Band Shell-E Riverside Dr, Carlsbad, NM 88220
You can learn more about this event here.

Community Garden Recovery Event: Las Vegas - September 23rd • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST
The Las Vegas Community Garden event features guest speakers on addiction and recovery, along with food, BBQ, drinks, entertainment, and informational booths. Location: Corner of Railroad Ave & Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, NM 87701
Contact: Patricia Gallegos, 505-617-5281 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Rally 4 Recovery: Santa Fe - September 24th • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST
Santa Fe Recovery Center (SFRC) is sponsoring the 9th annual Santa Fe Rally 4 Recovery event at Santa Fe Rodeo grounds. The Santa Fe event will feature live entertainment, including country recording artist and winner of season 15 of The Voice, Chevel Sheperd, food trucks, a kid's zone, activities, animals, art projects, and exhibitors.  Free and open to the public. Celebrate with us! Location: Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds - 3237 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
You can learn more about this event here.

Recovery Together: Building a Resilient Family & Community: Taos - September 24th • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM MST
The Taos recovery event seeks to support the families of those in recovery, as well as those on their recovery journey. There will be games for kids and a bouncy house. The event will honor recovery heroes, including Anna Martinez, Ed Cardenas, and members from Taos Pueblo. Music will be provided by Marcus Hall. The Taos Pueblo will feature an art display created by tribal members in recovery. Come out and join the fun! Location: Kit Carson Park - 211 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
Contact: Steve Fuhlendorf, 575-770-7865 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

ABQ Celebrates Recovery - Main Event: Albuquerque - September 27th • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM MST
Join Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery (ACR) for the 2023 Main Event! This is ACR's 8th year celebrating recovery! There will be 50+ tables at the event from treatment organizations around the Albuquerque area as well as live music and entertainment. Location: Civic Plaza - 1 Civic Plaza, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact: Jennifer Weiss-Burke, 505-363-9684 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery 5th Annual Hero Run: Albuquerque - September 30th • 8:00 PM MST
This year marks the 5th Annual Hero Run for Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery (ACHR). Event Sign-in and day-of registration will take place from 7 am - 8 am. The race will begin promptly at 8 am. Participants will receive an event T-shirt and swag bag. Fifteen minutes prior to the start of the race, ACHR will offer a warm-up and stretch for participants. There will be water stations throughout the course in addition to arrows and flags to guide participants throughout the run. Location: UNM North Campus Golf Course - 1117 Stanford Dr., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Contact: Donato Velasco, 505 525-9611 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.

Path to Wellness: Farmington - October 3rd • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST
Farmington celebrates recovery! The Mental Health Task Force of San Juan County is partnering with the Farmington Police Department's National Night Out for an afternoon of fun and activities! The event will feature informational booths and services for recovery, mental well-being, and strengthening families. There will be live entertainment, face painting, family-friendly activities, and free food for the first 200 people to visit 10+ booths! Location: Berg Park - 400 Scott Ave, Farmington, NM 87401
Contact: Greg Allen, 505-419-8939 or [email protected]
You can learn more about this event here.



Oklahoma Redhawks’ “Recovery Happens”: Oklahoma City - September 1st • 2:00 PM CT
Redhawks’ final game of the season. The event begins with the opening pitch provided by David Mantle, Mickey Mantle’s son, who has nine years of substance abuse recovery. Approximately 2,500 “Recovery Happens” ball caps, publications and other items will be distributed. Items will follow a baseball theme, promoting recovery and also providing information on treatment facilities and options.
More information here.

Freedom Ride for Recovery: Arcadia - September 5th - 7th • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
Sober bike run and campout. Schedule is as follows: Friday night, Sept. 5, speaker and dance at historic Round Barn on Route 66; Saturday, Sept. 6, Mystery Poker Run that includes a cook-out, bike show, games & music; Saturday night, speaker and live music at Hillbillie's.
More information here.

Restoration Community Church: Midwest City - September 6th • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT
1228 Loftin Drive in Midwest City (north of 10th and Douglas), is celebrating with special guest speakers, music, testimonies, dance, food and fun from 4-8 p.m.

Junior League OKC: September 7th • all day
In a world where the challenges of mental health are more relevant than ever, it’s essential that we come together as a community to advocate for change.
More information here.

National Recovery Rally: Oklahoma City - September 7th • all day
More information here.

Zoo After Dark: Oklahoma City - September 8th • 5:30 - 9:30 PM CDT
This is a closed event to benefit the 137SOW and 306th Airmen and their families.
More information here.

Out of Darkness: Oklahoma City - September 9th • all day
Chickasaw Ballpark - OKC, 2 S Mickey Mantle Dr.
More information here.

Aspen Creek Celebrate Recovery 7th Anniversary Celebration: Broken Arrow - September 10th • 11:00 AM CT
More information here.

Oklahoma Partners for Change Conference: Norman -September 12th - 13th • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
The Oklahoma Partners for Change Conference is held annually each fall. The Attorney General and partner agencies provide this two-day statewide conference on domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human sex trafficking to enhance knowledge among state and tribal professionals, including law enforcement officers, advocates, prosecutors, judges and allied professionals.
More information here.

ODMHSAS - State Fair Outreach​: Oklahoma City - September 12th - 28th 
Distribution of Recovery Month packets and information on substance abuse prevention and treatment Sept. 12-28 at the State Fair of Oklahoma. This outreach is an annual event. Also, targeted media including print and radio spots are planned.
More information here.

Spread Hope​: Oklahoma City - September 13th • 6:00 - 8:00 PM CT 
Join us at Chicken N Pickle as we partner with 988 Oklahoma, Generation Why, and YMCA of Greater OKC to promote positive youth mental health and support for suicide awareness and prevention
More information here.

Suicide Prevention Community Awareness/Information Fair​: Stillwater - September 14th • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM CT 
More information here.

Walk & Rally: Oklahoma City - September 16th • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT
Faces & Voices of Recovery is coming to Oklahoma this year! We are excited to host the National Recovery Rally at OSU OKC this September! There will be live music, fantastic national speakers, recovery resources, games, activities for kids and adults, food, and so much more! Join us for an activity to honor our loved ones lost to overdose or suicide. You will have the opportunity to name those individuals in your registration and their names will be read aloud during the rally. Tickets are FREE!

You can register to attend here.

Oklahoma Alliance for Recovery Residences 2023: Norman - September 18th - 19th • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT 
More information here.

Narconon Arrowhead - Community Event: McAlester - September 20th • 5:30 PM CT
Celebration of National Recovery Month and the anniversary of its new facility. Narcanon also is starting a southeastern chapter of OCARTA. The Sept. 20 event will feature a barbecue dinner, a drug education presentation for children, community awards for dedication to the betterment of lives, guest speakers from around the state including elected and law enforcement officials and live entertainment afterward. Approximately 1,500 people are expected to attend the event, which will be held at the Southeast Expo Center in McAlester. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m.
More Information here.

Day of Recovery 2023: Broken Arrow - September 23rd • 11 AM - 4:00 PM CT 
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
More information here.

Mental Health Bash: Clinton - September 28th • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Join us on September 28th for our Mental Health Bash!
– Lunch Provided
– Door Prizes
– Crafts
– Games
– Painting
All community members welcome!
More information here.

Fiestas De Las Americas: Oklahoma City - September 30th • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CT 
Fiestas de las Americas is a family-friendly street festival celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.
More information here.



7th Annual Recovery in the Park: Austin - September 9th • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT. 
This FREE community event includes, but is not limited to:
Musicians playing from 12-5 PM
Guest Speakers
Fair / Carnival Style Games
Plenty of Activities for the Kiddos
Access to Recovery Resources
and so much more...

plus some potential pre-event activities in the morning that may include:
One Mile Race
Yoga with Meditation
Soundbath with Singing Crystal Bowls
Giant Drum Circle
Water Balloon Toss
All Pathways Recovery Meeting
and more...

More information here.

A Celebration of Recovery: In FULL Color: Abilene - September 9th • 9:00 AM CT. 
Live Music, Guest Speakers, Vendors, Kids' Fun Zone, Rock Wall, Bounce House, Free Lunch, Popcorn, Zumba, Yoga, Crystal Bowl Meditation, Martial Arts Demonstration, Drum Circle.
More information 

Big Texas Rally for Recovery & 5K Powder Fun Run: Abilene - September 9th • 9:00 AM CT. Big Texas Rally for Recovery is FREE to everyone and is held in cities across Texas to celebrate those in recovery. Each rally features local vendors, live entertainment, special guest speakers, food and drinks, fun activities for the family, and much more. For more than a decade, the Big Texas Rally for Recovery has been a celebration for recovery of individuals, families, and entire communities across Texas. Admission is always free. Everyone is invited because recovery is for everyone. Along with the rally, there will be a 5K Powder Fun Run taking place that morning from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
More information here.

The Greater Houston Rally for Recovery: Houston - September 9th • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT. 
On September 9th, 2023, the Houston Recovery Initiative and the Party Sober Partnership will be hosting the 13th annual Greater Houston Big Texas Rally for Recovery. We will be Celebrating the Beauty of Recovery in the Houston Botanic Garden from 10am to 4pm, highlighting the parallels of the beauty of both. We hope you can join us for this FREE event (to include live music, guest speakers, food trucks, vendors, entertainment, inspiration, and resources)!
More information 


Recovery at Los Patios: San Antonio - September 9th • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT. 
There is no entry fee to attend the event. Event runs from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Seating will be available, but feel free to bring your blanket and/or lawn chairs. Los Patios is a beautiful setting with lots of trees and shade.
Children's Activities including Pony Rides, Bounce House, Face Painting, Balloon Art, Super Heroes, Carnival Games, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Snowcones. There is no charge for the Children's activities!

More information here.

Recovery Reunion Under the Sun: Dallas/Ft. Worth - September 9th • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT. 
We will gather for this year’s rally in the Fair Park community. In light of the gathering place and historical purpose of the Rally, this year’s theme is “Recovery Reunion Under the Sun.” The theme highlights our goal to educate the community about recovery, diminish the stigma around substance use and mental health challenges, and amplify the voices of people in recovery across the nation. This FREE in-person event promises to be a day filled with inspiration, camaraderie, and hope. We have lined up an incredible lineup of speakers, interactive workshops, and engaging activities that will uplift your spirits and provide valuable insights into the recovery process.
More information here.

Recovery in the Park: Lufkin - September 9th • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CT. 
Friends and families across Texas will gather in Lufkin for a day filled with fun, family and friends as we celebrate the 34th Anniversary of National Recovery Month.
More information here.

Motorcycle Rodeo: Midland - September 16th • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT. 
The 2023 Motorcycle Rodeo is a first for the Permian Basin, this family friendly event is a fun filled afternoon of food, music and activities that test the two wheeled skills of our motorcycle community. Proceeds from this event will help fund Thriving United recovery programs.
More information here.

Big Texas Rally for Recovery: Tyler - September 16th • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT. 
Come celebrate recovery at the 2023 Big Texas Rally for Recovery held on September 9th at Green Acres Baptist Church Student Center in Tyler, Texas from 10AM-2PM! Big Texas Rally for Recovery is held in cities across Texas to celebrate those in recovery. Each rally features local vendors, live entertainment, special guest speakers, food and drinks, fun activities for the family, and much more. 
More information here.

Big Texas Rally for Recovery: El Paso - September 23rd • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM MST. 
On September 23, 2023, friends and families across Texas will gather in El Paso for a day filled with fun, family and friends as we celebrate the 34th Anniversary of National Recovery Month. Free Event, Live Music, Food and Drinks, Recovery Support Services, Activities for all ages.
More information 


Big Texas Rally for Recovery - Recovery on the Plaza: San Marcos - September 30th • 5:00 PM CT. 
Live Music, Free Food, Community Organizations, Lawn Games, Family Friendly.
More information 



To learn more about National Recovery Month and ways you can show your support, here are some resources to visit: