On September 6, 2023, starting at 8:00 AM, thousands will gather at the west steps of the California State Capitol to kick off National Recovery Month. The event will feature the annual recovery walk and roll, and banner contest, which always has a fantastic turnout and participation; Wilton Rancheria, Miwok Land Acknowledgment; and an official resolution recognizing National Recovery Month. A large crowd gathered and cheered at the west steps as actor, advocate, and addiction counselor Danny Trejo told his recovery story with humor, compassion, and inspiration.
“California leads the nation in kicking off Recovery Month each year with our Annual Recovery Happens event on the west steps of the State Capitol in Sacramento. As one of the longest-running, annual events in the recovery space, we take pride in creating an amazing, day-long program for people in recovery from throughout the state and the nation. This year’s event promises to be bigger than ever with multiple organizations representing the California Coalition of Addiction Recovery Advocates (CCARA) coming together to converge at the Capitol to show the public and policymakers that recovery does happen and treatment works!”
– Pete Nielsen, President & CEO of CCAPP
Join us on the first Wednesday in September each year to celebrate National Recovery Month!