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Addiction Events Across the Country
Let us know about your upcoming events at least three weeks in advance and we will add them to our calendar!
Naloxone Saves Challenge
ONGOING
Naloxone Challenge
Join the #NaloxoneSavesChallenge to help SAFE Project spread the word about the life-saving benefits of naloxone – an opioid overdose antidote.
Naloxone Saves Challenge
ONGOING
Take the Dandelion Strong Challenge!

“Do you need help motivating yourself to stick with the oh-so-important self care thing? A little nudge and some accountability to get out the door for thirty minutes of movement? (And a mood, energy and clarity boost!)

This is NOT meant to be a competition….just motivation. Each week, as a Dandelion Patch (😀🌼 ❤️ ), we can aim to increase our group distance a smidge. Send a friend request to Sandy Swenson on MapMyWalk and she will send you an invitation to join the Dandelion Strong Challenge. Here we can log our walks and cheer one another on.
Together we are stronger!”

 
Suncoast Institute on Chemical Dependency

CONVENTIONS & PRESENTATIONS

August 14, 2019 – Sarasota, Florida
Enabling, Rescuing, and Controlling.
Learn to recognize behaviors used by family members as a result of a loved one’s addiction – and how to develop new, healthy, and more effective behaviors.
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August 14, 2019 – Arlington, Virginia
Marijuana: Current Legislation and Best Practices ~ Guest speaker Ben Cort
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WALKS/RUNS

August 17, 2019 – Cleveland, Ohio
Run for Recovery
Join Recovery Resources and help us raise money to fulfill our goal of helping people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism drug and other addictions.
Run Drugs Out of Town logo
WALKS/RUNS
August 18 – Lapeer County, Michigan
Families Against Narcotics—Run Drugs Out of Town
Join us and help support Families Against Narcotics to educate communities of the dangers of prescription drug abuse, especially painkillers.
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CONVENTIONS & PRESENTATIONS
August 23-25 – Chantilly, Virginia
Virginia Area Al-Anon Convention
The 40th Virginia Area Al-Anon Convention is a weekend long conference filled with recovery. The schedule is filled with speakers, workshops, and meetings. The Convention is open to current Al-Anon and Alateen members, as well as people interested in learning what Al-Anon is about.
Hands Across the Bridge for Recovery
WALKS/RUNS
August 24 – Tacoma, Washington
Hands Across the Bridge for Recovery
Join Pierce County Recovery Coalition for our inaugural Hands Across the Bridge for Recovery event!
“Recovering addicts joining together to break the stigma of “once an addict always an addict.” Matt Bradley of The Deadliest Catch
RALLYS/RETREATS
August 24 – Binghamton, New York
Trail of Truth for International Overdose Awareness Day
In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Truth Pharm presents our 4th Annual “Trail of Truth” to honor those we have lost to substance use related causes in the Southern Tier. This is a march and performance art piece including the family members who have lost a loved one.
RALLYS/RETREATS
August 25 – Dayton, Ohio
6th Annual FOA Rally 4 Recovery
The FOA Rally 4 Recovery goal is to unite the people and resources of our community to raise awareness about substance use and mental health disorders, eliminate the stigma associated with them and SHOW that RECOVERY WORKS.
Duney’s Defense 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Walk

WALKS/RUNS

August 31 – Canton, Illinois
Duney’s Defense 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Walk
Substance use and Overdose awareness, education, resources and prevention. Local speakers sharing recovery experiences, professionals providing facts about substance abuse and treatment options, and individuals sharing the sudden loss of a loved one to overdose. Short memorial lap to remember those we’ve lost to Overdose. Please bring a photo of your loved one for a group photo.
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OBSERVANCE
August 31 – Fort Wayne, Indiana
Light Up The World 2019
Welcome to the 4th annual Light Up The World sponsored by Someone’s Child-Helping Hands. LUTW started with a simple idea on how to remember our loved ones and friends that have passed away due to SUD Substance Use Disorder. This is a world wide event that is open to everyone. On August 31st, International Overdose Awareness Day. Please light a candle, turn on your porch light, your fire pit, what ever you would like. When doing so please post a picture here in the event.
Run Drugs Out of Town logo
WALKS/RUNS
August 31 – Highland, New York
Matt Herring Foundation’s 2nd Annual Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk

RALLYS/RETREATS

August 31 – Easton, Maryland
Mid-Shore Rally

The FOA Rally 4 Recovery goal is to unite the people and resources of our community to raise awareness about substance use and mental health disorders, eliminate the stigma associated with them and SHOW that RECOVERY WORKS.

National Recovery Month 2019 logo
WALKS/RUNS
September
National Recovery Month “Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.”
Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover.
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OBSERVANCE
September 2019
The Addict’s Mom (TAM) Lights of Hope
A nationwide candle lighting vigil, Lights of Hope honors, supports and instills hope in those whose lives have been shattered by addiction and honors those who have been tragically lost to addiction.
Run Drugs Out of Town logo
WALKS/RUNS
September 7 – Huron & Tuscola Counties, Michigan
Families Against Narcotics—Run Drugs Out of Town
Join us and help support Families Against Narcotics to educate communities of the dangers of prescription drug abuse, especially painkillers.
Run Drugs Out of Town logo
WALKS/RUNS
September 7 – Van Buren County, Michigan
Families Against Narcotics—Run Drugs Out of Town
Join us and help support Families Against Narcotics to educate communities of the dangers of prescription drug abuse, especially painkillers.
Re-Think Addiction 5K logo
WALKS/RUNS
September 7, 2019 – Oshkosh, Wisconsin
ReThink Addiction 5K
Help us raise community awareness of the dangers and effects of drug addiction.
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction
WALKS/RUNS
September 7, 2019 – Chicago
Shatterproof
Unite with walkers, runners, and members of the community to Rise up Against Addiction. Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s mission to end the devastation caused by the disease of addiction.
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RALLYS/RETREATS
September 13-15, 2019 – Center City, Minnesota
From Shame to Healing: A Retreat for Mothers with Addicted Children
Experience a weekend of connection, insight, and healing, guided by Beverly Conyers and Sandy Swenson, an extraordinary team of authors for parents with addicted children. Together, we will explore how to let go of the myth of perfection, how shame is a barrier to recovery and healing, and how letting go of shame can make us stronger and healthier. Ideal for moms of children who are actively addicted or in recovery, this retreat will feature intensive sessions led by each author, group sharing, personal reflection, and journaling. Part of the ongoing Mom to Mom Series.
National Recovery Month 2019 logo
WALKS/RUNS
September 14, 2019 – Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Ocean Springs Rally for Recovery
The Ocean Springs Rally for Recovery brings together mental health and addiction programs from across the United States to both network with each other, as well as offer the public information about resources available for combating mental health and addiction issues.
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction

WALKS/RUNS

September 14, 2019 – St.Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Connection – Walk for Recovery
Minnesota Recovery Connection works to ensure that all who seek it have access to the support, care and resources they need to achieve long-term recovery from addiction.
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WALKS/RUNS
September 21, 2019 – St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge – Freedom 5K Run/Walk
Gather your amazing super friends or co-workers, lace up your shoes, and join the fight against drug and alcohol abuse.
Run 4 Recovery logo

WALKS/RUNS

September 21, 2019 – Yorktown Heights, New York
5th annual  Run for Recovery 5K Run/Walk
Search for Change, Run 4 Recovery and Drug Crisis in Our Backyard are coming together to Celebrate Recovery and Raise Awareness.
Pro-Act Recovery Walk logo
WALKS/RUNS
September 21, 2019 – Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Pro-Act Recovery Walk
Celebrate recovery and work to end the stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction.
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WALKS/RUNS
September 21, 2019 – South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Running Over Addiction
Running Over Addiction is held to raise funds and awareness for the West Branch Drug & Alcohol Abuse Commission, which provides services to those who live in Lycoming & Clinton counties. The Commission provides valuable prevention services as well as treatment to those who are flighting addiction.
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction
WALKS/RUNS
September 22, 2019 – Boston
Shatterproof
Unite with walkers, runners, and members of the community to Rise up Against Addiction. Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s mission to end the devastation caused by the disease of addiction.
Outrun Addiction logo
WALKS/RUNS
September 28, 2019  – Enfield, Connecticut
Outrun Addiction 5K
Proceeds will benefit local addiction awareness groups such as the Community Addiction Awareness Project, Today I Matter, and the Alex Fisher Foundation. Walk or run to support a great cause.
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction
WALKS/RUNS
October 5, 2019 – DC
Shatterproof
Unite with walkers, runners, and members of the community to Rise up Against Addiction. Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s mission to end the devastation caused by the disease of addiction.
Familieis Against Narcotics logo
WALKS/RUNS
October 8, 2019 – Arlington, Virginia
Families Against Narcotics—Annual Fall Fest
Join us and help support Families Against Narcotics to educate communities of the dangers of prescription drug abuse, especially painkillers.
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RALLYS/RETREATS
October 10, 2019 – Arlington, Virginia
Caron DC Recovery for Life Gala
Celebrate recovery at the Caron Recovery for Life Gala as we honor those who have made a difference in the lives of individuals and families suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction
WALKS/RUNS
October 13, 2019 – New York
Shatterproof
Unite with walkers, runners, and members of the community to Rise up Against Addiction. Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s mission to end the devastation caused by the disease of addiction.
RALLYS/RETREATS
October 18-20 – Washington, Iowa
Finding Freedom in the Midst of the Battle
A time for rest and connection for parents who find themselves worn out from the stress of loving a child with addictions or mental illness.
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction
WALKS/RUNS
November 2, 2019 – Atlanta
Shatterproof
Unite with walkers, runners, and members of the community to Rise up Against Addiction. Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s mission to end the devastation caused by the disease of addiction.
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction
WALKS/RUNS
November 9, 2019 – Los Angeles
Shatterproof
Unite with walkers, runners, and members of the community to Rise up Against Addiction. Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s mission to end the devastation caused by the disease of addiction.
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction
WALKS/RUNS
November 16, 2019 – Los Angeles
Shatterproof
Unite with walkers, runners, and members of the community to Rise up Against Addiction. Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s mission to end the devastation caused by the disease of addiction.
Start a group or meeting
Al-Anon
Al-Anon members are people, just like you, who are worried about someone with a drinking problem.
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Families Anonymous
FAMILIES ANONYMOUS is a 12-Step fellowship for the families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems.
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Parents of Addicted Loved Ones
Parents of Addicted Loved ones provides hope and support through addiction education for parents dealing with an addicted loved one.
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Parent Pathway’s Meetings in a Box
When faced with a child’s addiction, parents have an opportunity to grow and change. We have created numerous “Meetings in a Box” that help you explore the various facets of addiction from denial to serenity.
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Smart Recovery Family and Friends
SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities.
Volunteer or Advocate
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A New Path
Working together to educate the public, media and decision makers about the true nature of the disease of addiction, and to expand access to treatment services. We advocate to end discriminatory drug policies that serve as roadblocks to recovery.
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Faces and Voices of Recovery
Organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction, our families, friends and allies to promote and demonstrate the power and proof of long-term recovery.
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Facing Addiction
Unifying the voices of the 45 million American families directly affected by addiction, Facing Addiction is turning the tide on addiction.
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Get Naloxone Now
Learn how to respond to an overdose emergency.
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Hope Not Handcuffs
Hope Not Handcuffs is an initiative started by Families Against Narcotics (FAN), aimed at bringing law enforcement and community organizations together in an effort to find viable treatment options for individuals seeking help to reduce dependency with heroin, prescription drugs, and alcohol.
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Moms Stop the Harm
We call for an end to the failed war on drugs and embrace an approach that reduces harm, and respects human rights.
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Moms United to End the War on Drugs
Building a movement to stop the stigmatization and criminalization of people who use drugs or who are addicted to drugs.
READ the Moms United to End the War on Drugs Bill of Rights and SIGN the petition.
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving
The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.
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Ohio CAN Change Addiction Now
It is our mission to Embrace, Educate and Empower those whose lives have been impacted, directly or indirectly, by substance use.
PAARI—The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative

The Police Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative (PAARI) provides support and resources to help law enforcement agencies nationwide create non-arrest pathways to treatment and recovery.

DONATE today to help PAARI continue to help individuals into treatment and recovery through our partner police departments. Thank you for believing in and supporting PAARI’s vital work.

Parents Opposed to Pot
Offsetting the hype promoting marijuana. Non-profit and non-partisan, our message is for all families with children
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Shatterproof
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.
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Sonoran Prevention Works Advocacy Action Center
Stay up to date with harm reduction advocacy in Arizona, receive Advocacy Alerts, and hear about upcoming events by signing up for our advocacy newsletter.
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The Addict’s Parent United
A support system and advocacy group, comprised solely of members who have one or more children with the disease of addiction, and parents who have lost a child/adult child from this disease.
Become a Parent Coach
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BALM Family Recovery
We are a full service online educational program focused on helping ALL families be their loved one’s BEST chance at recovery from Substance Use Disorders and other Use Disorders.
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CMC Foundation for Change
The Invitation to Change Approach teaches family members practical and effective strategies to motivate change in their loved one struggling with substances. By empowering them with a science-based understanding of substance use, the Invitation to Change Approach helps families support healthy/non-using behaviors, improve communication, and reduce substance use.
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DrugFree.Org
There are so many emotions a parent or caregiver goes through when their child struggles with substance use, and there is often a lot of unsolicited advice and judgment as well. Because of this, addiction is often a very isolating disease, and many parents who have been through it with their own child express that what they would have wanted most at the time was to talk to a confidant and friend who understood.
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Smart Recovery
Come and learn with us! You can make a difference and touch the lives of many people in your community by expanding the reach of SMART Recovery to your area. Help people learn how to help themselves and “Discover the Power of Choice”..