September is Recovery Month: Speak Up, Reach Out MCCA Celebrates With Two Important Events

Danbury, CT (PRWEB) September 05, 2014

MCCA (Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism) will be participating in two key events this month to celebrate Recovery Month. They are also joining SAMHSA* in encouraging people to Speak Up, Reach Out, a campaign that encourages people to openly speak up about #mental and #substance use disorders.

People in recovery are all around us. They are full contributors to our community, participating in business, volunteering, and providing for their families. To promote an even more accepting environment, where people feel free to join others on their path of recovery, it’s important that we reach out to them or speak up for their cause. Too many people are still unaware that prevention works and that mental and substance use disorders can be treated.

Recovery Month promotes the message that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. MCCA will be participating in the following activities in celebration of Recovery Month and encourages others to attend to support those in recovery.

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Recovery Walk in Hartford – Sept. 19th – Clients and employees of MCCA will be participating in CCAR’s 15th Annual Recovery Walk in Hartford, CT. This celebration of recovery includes live music, speakers, Faces of Recovery exhibit, arts and crafts, children’s activities, exhibitors, and more.

Special Screening of the Anonymous People at Ridgefield Playhouse – Sept 26th. MCCA is proud to be a sponsor for a special screening of the Anonymous People at the Ridgefield Playhouse. This award-winning feature documentary is about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement that will transform how alcohol and other drug problems are dealt with in our communities.

Doors open at 6pm, silent auction, a live performance by Kinectic Affect at 7:30pm, and a Q&A with filmmaker Greg Williams will follow the screening. The event is a benefit for Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families, a statewide non-profit organization established to strengthen Connecticut’s prevention, treatment, and recovery support services for youth and families facing drug or alcohol problems.

A daily inspirational message will be posted each day on MCCA’s Facebook Page and Twitter Feed.

At MCCA we believe that alcoholism, drug addiction, problem gambling and co-occurring disorders are treatable illnesses and that those affected – including other family members – can recover. MCCA is one of the top-rated substance abuse providers in western Connecticut with seven outpatient facilities located in Danbury, Ridgefield, New Milford, Torrington, Derby, Waterbury and New Haven; a detoxification center in Danbury; and three residential programs. For more information visit our website at

*Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration