By: Bethany Winkel
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New Jersey Recovery Month Activities
The Recovery Month activity calendar is filling up quickly. As we begin the second week of National Recovery Month, organizations across the country are doing their part to spread the word about the importance and availability of treatment for those struggling with addiction. Take a look at the SAMHSA Recovery Month website and find an event near you. Here are a few highlights of activities in New Jersey:
Morris County Resource Fair – September 12. Meet local agencies and individuals from the following areas: prevention, treatment, recovery support services, mental health services, criminal justice and family support.
Morristown Recovery Movie Night – September 4, 8, and 25. Join us for Free Friday Night Recovery Movie Night! Food, Flick, Fellowship & Fun!
3rd annual Jersey’s Walk for Recovery in Hamilton- September 19. This is a 5k walk/run for substance abuse awareness.
West Windsor Walk/Run with the Angels – September 20. This year’s Recovery Walk, Walk/Run with the Angels 2015 will help us support more people in recovery. Our goal is to raise $50,000 that will be used to assist individuals who are ready to change their lives and 100% of proceeds will be used for this purpose.
New Jersey Statewide Recovery Walk Rally in Jersey City – September 27. This is New Jersey’s closing event for National Recovery Month. In Liberty State Park, with the New York Skyline as a backdrop, there will be a short, symbolic Walk in support of Recovery followed by a festival with top New Jersey entertainment, speakers and a wide variety of healthy living, addiction treatment and recovery support vendors.