The message was clear that people in recovery can live a healthy, full and productive life. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those struggling with addiction and mental health illness. This community event highlighted the stories of real people statewide and locally who are in long-term recovery from mental health and addiction and their stories of health and wellness.
Dr. Thomas McLellan, the CEO and co-founder of the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and an experienced substance abuse researcher, was the keynote speaker. Dr. McLellan's contributions to the advancement of substance abuse research and the application of his findings to treatment systems and public policy have changed the landscape of addiction science. His visit provided a great opportunity to learn from a respected expert in the addiction field. His presentation can be viewed here.
A special note of warm and deep appreciation to everyone who helped make this event a great success! Also thank you to the all donors, sponsors and door prize contributors as well. When people choose to donate their time, energy, talent, hard work, and skills to support a community organization, the impact is immeasurable.