Recovery Fest 2015

Recovery Fest

Recovery Fest celebrates the positive impact of recovery from mental illness and addiction by hosting a FREE, all families welcome, event each year in September. September is National Recovery Month which promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrates people in recovery, applauds the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promotes the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover!

  • In 2014 42.5 million adults ages 18 and older experienced some form of mental illness.
  • There are approximately 24 million people addicted to drugs or alcohol in the U.S.

Mental illness and addiction can make daily activities difficult and impair a person’s ability to work, interact with family, and fulfill other major life functions. Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.

If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or learning more about Recovery Fest, contact Emily Achterhof.

Recovery Fest 2015 Planning Committee Organizations:

  • 20th Circuit Court Family Division/Treatment Services
  • 20th Circuit Adult Drug Treatment Court
  • 58th District Court Probation & Community Corrections
  • 70X7 Life Recovery Ministries
  • Building Men for Life
  • Catholic Charities of West Michigan/Crossroads
  • Community Mental Health of Ottawa County
  • Holland Alano Association
  • Holland Hospital Behavioral Health Services
  • Holland Police Department
  • Ottagan Addiction Recovery
  • Pathways, MI
  • West Shore Counseling Services

Article submitted by
Emily Achterhof
Adult Drug Treatment Court
Case Manager/Surveillance Officer


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