Baldwin County Events Celebrate National Recovery Month | Community Spirit
National Recovery Month means celebrations in Baldwin County this month.
A River Edge news release explains the September theme is "prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover."
Mayor Richard Bentley proclaims the day Tuesday, September 10 at 10:15 a.m. in City Hall.
Events include a Family and Friends Rally, Friday, September 27 from 4-7 p.m.
Read the full release:
MILLEDGEVILLE — September is National Recovery Month and River Edge Behavioral Health Center is celebrating throughout the month. The events will conclude with a Family and Friends Rally for Recovery on Friday, Sept. 27, 4 to 7 p.m. at River Edge Baldwin, located on Blandy Way off Georgia Highway 22. The event is free and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
“The theme of National Recovery Month this year is ‘prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover,’ and we couldn’t agree more! At River Edge, our guiding principle is: treatment is effective and recovery is to be expected,” said Shannon Terrell Harvey, River Edge’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are so glad to be sharing that message this month with the communities we serve in Central Georgia. Together we make life better.”
Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley will kick off the celebrations with a proclamation signing ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 10:15 a.m. in City Hall. The month’s celebrations conclude with the Family and Friends Rally for Recovery on Sept. 27 featuring a recovery walk at 4 p.m., speakers from the recovery community and individuals who are in recovery, who will share their message of hope. This community event will include a free cook out provided by Frontline Men’s Ministry, featuring hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as other fun food and activities for children. The Rally also includes a health resource fair, free health screenings, Z97 FM will provide a DJ and broadcast live from the event.
The event is sponsored by the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, through a contract from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, which is supporting local community Recovery Month events under the theme, “Together on Pathways to Wellness,” with organizations who have demonstrated strong collaborative efforts with a broad reach. There are events throughout Georgia in the month of September as part of the campaign.
The 2013 Recovery Month observance emphasizes the many ways that people can address behavioral health issues, seek treatment and sustain recovery as part of a commitment to living a mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy life.