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2016 Celebrate Recovery Challenge


ADMH is pleased to announce that West Alabama Recovery Coalition was chosen as the winner of the 5th annual Celebrate Recovery Challenge!

Their "Sober Tailgate" was chosen by mental health stakeholders and the general public as best embodying the purpose of Recovery Month by increasing awareness and decreasing stigma. Read the winning submission- Sober Tailgate

Over 3,000 votes were cast in the 5th annual challenge. ADMH would like to thank the other organizations who also entered a submission:

  • Ann Thomas Center hosted Recovery through Tragedy in Hunstville
  • CED Mental Health Center hosted a Prevention/Recovery Rally in Gadsden
  • SpectraCare Health Systems hosted Community Care Fairs- Celebrating Health, Wellness, and Recovery in Tuscaloosa

Also - Thank You to everyone who voted for making the 5th annual Celebrate Recovery Challenge another success!

The Celebrate Recovery Challenge was hosted by ADMH as another component of Alabama’s celebration of National Recovery Month, held annually during the month of September. Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Recovery Month seeks to promote the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery from mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Raising awareness is a crucial component of Recovery Month, and organizations throughout Alabama have traditionally hosted events statewide to celebrate the observance and help promote its message.

The winners will be highlighted on the ADMH website for the next year. Representatives from the winning organizations will also receive a Certificate of Recognition from Governor Robert Bentley and have a commemorative picture taken with the governor, ADMH Commissioner James Perdue, and Associate Commissioner for the Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Diane Baugher.

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