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South Florida: September is National Recovery Month

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It’s Septemeber and that means National Recovery Month is upon us! This fall, South Florida will accommodate it’s two most popular recovery events again this year, Harvesting The Voices Of Recovery Festival and Rockers In Recovery Music Festival.

Harvesting The Voices of Recovery; An Autumn Family Festival

First, on September 25, 2012, in honor of National Recovery month, the South Florida Fairgrounds will play host to “Harvesting the Voices of Recovery Festivall” family festival. This is a family festival that will run from 2pm to 6pm on the 25th, and will feature games, food, music, speakers and contests. Highlighting the festival, Michael Counes, from Floridians for Recovery, will share “information regarding advocacy movements throughout the nation.” Also the author Barry Duncan (“What’s Right With You”) will share a “strength-based, client directed therapeutic approach to recovery.” This festival has grown over the last five years, and organizers are hoping for 3,000 people to attend and support it this year.

Rockers In Recovery Music Festival

Also coming to the South Florida area this fall is the Rockers In Recovery (RIR) music festival, from November 2-4, 2012. The festival will be held at CB Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines, Fl. 33028. A three day festival, participants can attend one to three days and have the option of camping as well, ticket prices per day/camping can be found on the website. Richie Supa, famed guitarist that collaborated and played with Aerosmith and Richie Sambora among other artists, is a headliner and director of RIR Unplugged.

South Florida Addiction Recovery Community

These two events showcase not only the life of recovery of addictions in popular culture, but also the prevalence of addiction recovery in the South Florida area. South Florida is also home to many treatment facilities that operate to help those beginning their journey to sobriety from drug/alcohol dependency and abuse. It is encouraging to see so many people who have struggled with this debilitating affliction to come together and not only celebrate recovery, but also to pass along the message of hope to others. It can be also comforting to loved ones to be exposed to public events that reflect the need to support and raise awareness of alcoholism and drug addiction.  The Watershed will be celebrating all month long on our Facebook page, Watershed Recovery, we hope you join us!

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