Recovery Rally in Atlanta

Recovery Rally in Atlanta

“We want people to see that recovery is possible and that you can have fun in recovery,” says Robby Ivy (pictured above) of Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc.

Balloons floated, the scent of grilling chicken wafted, and live music created an air of celebration at Recovery Consultants of Atlanta’s annual recovery rally, an event that attracted more than 400 people to Coan Park in the Kirkland Neighborhood.

Community partners hosted booths offering referral to substance abuse treatment, medical care, and mental health services.  The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, along with Another Chance of Atlanta, Inc., which provides shelter and support to people who are chronically homeless, and Empowerment, Inc. hosted a voter registration booth.

Throughout the month of September, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) supported dozens of projects and events in honor of Recovery Month through a contract with the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse.

Cassandra Price, director of DBHDD’s Office of Addictive Diseases, was among those named a Champion for Recovery for her hard work and dedication to the recovery community.

“The message of Recovery Month is that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people do recover.” – Cassandra Collins, Recovery Consultants executive director

Recovery Consultants provides peer-led support services to help sustain recovery among members of Atlanta’s inner-city recovery community through transitional housing, employment assistance, and addiction counseling.

SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month is a campaign that encourages individuals and communities to value recovery and to celebrate those in recovery from addiction and mental health disorders.