Salinas, CA (September 2011) – Sun Street Centers begins a month long celebration of Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction on the State Capital September 1, 2011, along with thousands of others from across California. Every September is Recovery Happens Month, a National declaration that people do recover from addiction and lead productive lives. Thousands of people will be on the steps of the capital cheering for recovery, including Governor Brown, who conducts a press conference.
Other events that Sun Street Centers will be participating in this month are City Council Recovery Happens Month proclamations scheduled throughout the month of September. The City of Gonzales kicked off the acknowledgements on August 22, 2011, and Salinas City Council is scheduled for Sept 13th. Seaside and Pacific Grove City Councils will also be celebrating recovery.
On Sept 13, 2011, Sun Street Centers, along with other local organizations will be conducting the annual “Lunch at the Train Station”. – a free lunch to celebrate people in recovery from substance abuse along with treatment professionals who have helped them reclaim their lives! This is located at the Salinas Train Station parking Lot, 11 Railroad Ave. in Salinas. Free HIV Testing, Mobile Clinic and substance abuse information and referral will be part of this celebration.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAHMSA) and American Society of Addiction Medicine estimate that 10% of the population suffer from alcoholism alone (not including other drugs); that is 3.6 million people in the State of California. Sun Street Centers works with over 2500 individuals and families each year in Monterey County.
Visit the Recovery Month website at recoverymonth.gov and sunstreetcenters.org for detailed information on substance use, prevention, treatment and recovery support services. For specific information on Sun Street Centers prevention and treatment options, call (831) 753-5144.