Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme,“Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery, and promotes ways individuals can use to recognize behavioral health issues and reach out for help. 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.
The main event in 2015 to celebrate the 26th annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month is our 10th Annual a 5K (3.1 mile) run /1 mile walk through the beautiful Lorain County Metro Parks. The Course will begin at the Bur Oak Pavilion, follow along the Bridgeway all-purpose trail to the tram turnaround and then back to the finish line at Bur Oak.
Other activities that day will be a children’s fun run (ages 9 and under), food, beverages, children’s activities, raffle prizes and an awards ceremony. What better way to celebrate recovery than a family friendly event that promotes health and fitness?