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The CT Community for Addiction Recovery to Proudly Host 15th Annual Recovery Walks!
Date:8/27/2014

Hartford, CT (PRWEB) August 27, 2014

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) will host its 15th annual Recovery Walks on September 19, 2014, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Bushnell Park in Hartford. CCAR expects a large turn out from participants across the state to show their support for recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction in front of Connecticut’s state capitol.

Recovery Walks! is a celebration for the recovery community – those in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs as well as their families, friends, and supporters. In addition to walking, participants will share stories of hope and redemption due to recovery. The event will host live music by Shaded Soul, activities for children, exhibits, arts and crafts, and food.

Retired probate judge, lawyer, former state legislator, and person in recovery since 1981, CCAR Board of Directors Bill Leary said that the event is a highlight of CCAR’s many programs to promote recovery through advocacy, education, and service. “The annual CCAR Recovery Walks! has become such an important event in my life. What a thrill it is to walk with my peers in recovery and show the world that recovery is entirely possible and that CCAR is such a positive force.”

Phillip A. Valentine, Executive Director of CCAR and person in recovery since 1987, said, “At our first walk in 2000 we hoped for 50 people to attend. Amazingly, 700 persons in recovery, friends, families and the public showed up. Just by attending, everyone at the walk proclaims the message of hope to the person new in recovery that ‘if all these people can recover, so can I’. The growth of CCAR and the turnout at the walk are evidence that persons in recovery hold jobs, pay taxes, raise families and contribute every day throughout Connecticut.”

Recovery Walks! is being held during the 25st annual National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. It is one of many nationwide “Rally for Recovery” events scheduled for September. These events offer the opportunity for those in recovery to register to vote, speak with elected officials, and celebrate their growing visibility.

All are welcome to attend this free event. Participants can register on-line, start a walk team, or make a donation. More information is available at http://ccar.us/ccar-events/recovery-walks.

Since 1998 the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has organized the recovery community (people in recovery, family members, friends and allies) to put a face on recovery and to provide recovery support services to help sustain recovery. By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery, open new doors and remove barriers to recovery, maintain and sustain recovery regardless of the pathway, all the while ensuring that all people in recovery, and people seeking recovery, are treated with dignity and respect. CCAR envisions a world where the power, hope and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced. For more information, visit http://www.ccar.us.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12118189.htm.


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