Happy Recovery Month from Portland Recovery Community Center

It's here! September is National Recovery Month, and there is so much celebration happening in Maine. As Maine's Recovery Hub, we're sharing statewide events, information, and opportunities on all the ways you can get involved to celebrate this special time of year.
What is Recovery Month?
Now in its 32nd year, National Recovery Month increases awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and encourages individuals in need of treatment and recovery services to seek help. Recovery Month celebrates individuals living lives in recovery and recognizes the dedicated workers who provide the prevention, treatment, and recovery support services that help make recovery possible.

The 2021 National Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” reminds people in recovery and those who support them, that recovery belongs to all of us. We are all called to end gatekeeping and welcome everyone to recovery by lowering barriers to recovery support, creating inclusive spaces and programs, and broadening our understanding of what recovery means for people with different experiences.

Recovery Month Events in Maine
Celebrate International Recovery Day Online
International Recovery Day is September 30, 2021. Looking for a way to celebrate? Check out International Recovery Day, an organization dedicated to promoting all pathways of recovery from addiction worldwide and educating the public about the value of addiction recovery.

Through the use of the Internet, International Recovery Day is bridging the geographical and time zone barriers, allowing all folks in recovery from all addictions, including all recovery pathways – all around the globe – to celebrate all on the same day. On September 30, participants will be able to launch a virtual recovery firework in celebration of hope, and see other virtual fireworks go off on the digital map. You are invited to join the International Recovery Day community worldwide by registering on their website today.
Recovery Month Events at PRCC
Recovery Month at PRCC

Celebrate Recovery Month at PRCC! In addition to our daily meeting offerings, we have several fun events in honor of Recovery Month including:

  • Weiner Wednesdays (Wednesdays, 1pm)
  • Recovery Movie Nights (Wednesdays, 6pm)
  • Rally 4 Recovery (9/18)
  • "Clearing Away the Things That Block Us" Workshop (9/25, 3-5pm)

All events are free & open to all!
Recovery Movie Nights

In celebration of National Recovery Month, PRCC is showing a recovery movie every Wednesday night in September, 6-8pm at 102 Bishop Street. No matter who you are, these movies offer recovery wisdom for all of us to learn from and celebrate. Movies include:

Wednesdays 6-8pm at PRCC
8th Annual Rally4Recovery

It's our favorite event of the year! The Rally 4 Recovery is a celebratory event with food trucks, music, games, speakers, resources, a raffle, and more.

This year's National Recovery Month theme is "Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community."

This is a family friendly event with free admission. Masks are encouraged.

Sept. 18, 2021, 12-4pm at PRCC
Recover Out Loud in Maine's Capital
A Great Way to Conclude Recovery Month: Sept. 30

Recover Out Loud is a nationwide recovery initiative—supported by iHeart Media and Variety—and produced by Mobilize Recovery. From community engagement to a livestream concert event in recognition of International Recovery Day and National Recovery Month, Recover Out Loud celebrates our commitment to fighting addiction and supporting recovery in America. Major philanthropic support for the event is provided by Google, YouTube, the Sandgaard Foundation, and Victoria’s Voice Foundation. The night will start out with live performances by North Wood Outlaws, The Young Swagg, Tree Lock and more. Followed by a live-streamed concert. Guest speakers to be announced!

Consider joining Maine Advocacy Project for a live viewing of Recover Out Loud on September 30, 2021, 5-10pm in Mill Park (2-32 ME-104) Augusta, ME 04330. Food will be available to purchase. Resource tables will also be available. The event will be capped at 300 people in the park at a time. Organizers will be accepting donations to support the launch of the Augusta Recovery Reentry Center (ARRC), an initiative of the Maine Recovery Advocacy Project, Maine Prisoner Reentry Network, Young People in Recovery - Augusta, and Fresh Out Sober Living.

Learn more and RSVP here. And check with your local recovery community center to see if there's a live stream happening near you!