International Recovery Day is a non-profit organisation that promotes all recovery pathways from addiction worldwide. It aims to educate the public about the value of addiction recovery.
And this year, it’s aiming for the sky with a unique virtual fireworks event.
How did International Recovery Day start, and how can you get involved in the celebration?
Having retired from a life-long career in the addiction prevention and treatment realm, its Founder, John Winslow, shifted his energies to build bridges within recovery communities.
He experienced widespread support for the concept of an international event linking individuals, families, and recovery communities. So, a Steering Committee was formed, non-profit status was secured, and a Facebook page was established to build further support, recognition, and connectivity within the global recovery community.
The organisation’s overarching goal is to connect recovering individuals, families, and communities globally to provide hope to overcome addiction.
International Recovery Day objectives
- To heighten awareness of the value of recovery and how individuals in recovery transform from being part of the problem to part of the solution
- To demonstrate to the recovery community and all of humanity how diverse, widespread, passionate, positive, committed, and connected a force we are
- To shift the focus of the ravages of addiction from “the problem” to “the solution”
- To connect individuals and organisations worldwide from all Recovery pathways
- To celebrate the Recovery Experience
- To raise awareness that there are many pathways to recovery – no “wrong doors”
- To offer hope to all individuals (and their loved ones) regarding the power and value of recovery
How can you get involved in International Recovery Day?
International Recovery Day itself is a free online event, globally celebrated on September 30, 2022. The unique event is a one-of-a-kind historic online experience during which, you can launch your own celebratory virtual firework.
To take part in the celebration of the hope and help offered through different recovery paths, you can register below:
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