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Recovery Day planned for September 12th

To commemorate those who have struggled and overcame addictions to alcohol and drugs, Utah County Recovery Day will be celebrated outside the Utah County State Building on September 12.

County residents are invited to eat free food, enjoy live music provided by Sideways Perception, and have fun with a climbing wall and a bouncy castle from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in downtown Provo. Recovery Day festivities is part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

Bruce Chandler, Program Services Manager for Utah County Division of Substance, said the Recovery Day celebrations are meant to encourage residents and those who are struggling with addictions. “It’s a tribute to those who have fought long and hard to become clean from drugs and alcohol,” said Chandler.

The Utah County Health Department’s (UCHD) Division of Substance Abuse is dedicated to the recovery process and to the education of the public about alcoholism and drug dependence. They provide resources for treatment and recovery for people who need it.

According to the UCHD Division of Substance Abuse, alcohol and drug abuse have rates have risen rapidly over the past several years. The most frequently reported substances involve the use of methamphetamine, marijuana and alcohol.

For questions regarding Recovery Day, contact the Division of Substance Abuse at 801-851-7130 or click here. You can also visit the Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness at www.U-SARA.org.

The Utah County Health Department seeks to promote health, and prevent avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy. For details about UCHD programs or services, please visit www.UtahCountyHealth.org or call 801-851-7000. Or you can follow the UCHD at Twitter or be a fan on FaceBook.