Recovery Month


September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, recognizes the contributions of treatment and service providers and promotes the message that recovery is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

Fairbanks supports National Recovery Month and we hope you will join us. In honor of National Recovery Month we are sponsoring a few different activities and participating in many others within the Indianapolis community. 

Sunday, September 13: Recovery Ride and Recovery Cookout Celebration:  (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) A free police escorted motorcycle ride around I-465 in Marion County leaving from South Side Harley Davidson in Indianapolis and ending at Riverside Park shelter 5 for a free cookout/rally celebration of recovery. Get more details about this event sponsored by Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition.

Thursday, September 17: Wear Purple for Recovery Month Wear your purple loud and proud in honor of National Recovery Month! Please share your photos with us in your purple by posting them on social media using #NRMPurpleDay. Recovery wristbands will be available at the Fresh Start Cafe in the Fairbanks Recovery Center to let people know why you're wearing purple.

Thursday, September 17: A Year of Change - Updates from the Indiana Prescription Drug Task Force - Fairbanks and the Task Force will host a free lunch and learn that will focus on the accomplishments and future initiatives of the Task Force. A key priority of the Task Force is advancing legislation to help combat the problem of prescription drug abuse and diversion. Learn more about this event on our education page.

Friday, September 18: Annual Fairbanks Alumni Association Golf Outingat Ironwood Golf Club 11 a.m. start. This event increases awareness about addiction and recovery, and raises money to support the Dr. Tim Kelly Patient Assistance Fund at Fairbanks for people who are unable to pay for treatment. Learn more and register today!

Saturday, September 19: Overdose Lifeline Charity Golf Outing 2015: This community event is hosted by Overdose-Lifeline, Inc. in memory of people who have lost their lives due to drug overdoses. Learn more on their website.

Tuesday, September 22: In Celebration of Recovery and the Collegiate Recovery Effort at IUB - The collegiate recovery community at Indiana University - Bloomington is hosting a kick-off event to raise awareness and encourage support for college students in recovery. The event includes a screening of "The Anonymous People" and guest speaker Miss USA 2006, Tara Conner. Learn more on their website.

Saturday, September 26: Hawk Walk First Steps For Recovery - Join in for a 3k walk or 5k & 10k timed race. Registration is now open and will be available the day of the even. For more information visit the 24 Group website.

Saturday, September 26: Hancock County Recovery Walk - Hancock County is hosting it's first recovery walk! The walk will begin at 10 a.m. and costs $25 per person or $20 per person with a group of four. Proceeds will benefit The Landing and the Talitha Koum Recovery House for Women. Learn more on this event page.

Other community events can be found by visiting the National Recovery Month website.