September is National Recovery Month, and this week, folks in the valley will have a chance to attend a resource fair aimed at helping those on the road to recovery.
Partnership for a Drug-Free Community is hosting the fair, called Ride to Recovery, on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Up to 20 area treatment and service providers will be available to answer questions about the different types of services available locally.
Mayor Tommy Battle has signed a proclamation stating the city’s support for highlighting those who are in substance abuse disease recovery and helping those on the path to recovery.
The event will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Partnership’s office, located at the intersection of Clinton and Seminole at 2201 Clinton Ave. W. Parking will be available across the street at the Rocket City Credit Union.
Starting at 5 p.m., treatment providers will have booths set up with representatives who can answer questions about the types of resources available in the area and how to access services. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet a peer recovery specialist and learn how she helps get willing participants into treatment.
At 6 p.m., Pastor Dave Draper, who is also a Partnership Board member, will share his personal recovery story. Attendees can also participate in a question and answer session with Draper and a panel made up of the available recovery resource providers.
For more information, contact Partnership for a Drug-Free Community at 256-539-7339 or visit their Facebook event page.