'Recovery Happens' event to celebrate substance use, mental health recovery 

Published Sept. 1, 2021

You’re invited to witness how “Recovery Happens” on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Drive in Auburn.

This annual event celebrates substance use and mental health recovery, highlighting the success of local community members. Resources about treatment and recovery programs will be available. The event is fully outdoors. 

In addition to informational booths, the event will also include food, music, games and more family-friendly activities.

“After going virtual last year, we’re excited to bring this event back in-person with safety still top of mind,” said Amy Ellis, director of Placer County’s Adult System of Care. “The pandemic has added more complexity to mental health and substance use challenges and this event is an important reminder of the resources out there, and that folks aren’t alone in their recovery journeys.”

The event is sponsored by Placer County Health and Human Services; Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board members; and numerous other community partners. View a flier (Spanish).

Although recovery is officially celebrated each September, Placer County offers a variety of resources and treatment programs year-round. Connect with resources here.