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. 

Wednesday, September 3: Wear Purple for Recovery Month - be sure to wear your purple loud and proud in honor of National Recovery Month. Stickers will be available at the Fresh Start Cafe in the Fairbanks Recovery Center to let people know why you're wearing purple.

Saturday, September 6: Recovery Ride and Recovery Cookout Celebration:  (10 a.m. - 3 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 6 for a free cookout/rally celebration of recovery. Get more details for this event, sponsored by Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition.

Saturday, September 13: 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 27: Annual Fairbanks Alumni Association Golf Outing at Ironwood Golf Club 9 a.m. start.

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