BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Turning Point Recovery Center of Bennington will host a community-wide open house celebration Thursday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m., at 465 Main St.
At 5:15 p.m., state Sen. Richard Sears will read a pro clamation adopted by the Town of Bennington declaring Sept. 20 as Celebrate Recovery Day.
All are welcome to attend.
September is nationally recognized as National Recovery Awareness Month by the Sub stance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administra tion.
During this month, communities celebrate the healing and positive changes that occur for those who have achieved sobriety following addiction. This year’s theme for Recovery Aware ness Month is "Join the Voices for Recovery: It’s Worth It." The theme highlights that while the road to recovery may be difficult, the benefits of preventing and overcoming substance use are significant to us all.
A part of the Vermont Re covery Network, Turning Point is open to all and provides programming and community support for Bennington County. The network is a group of 11 recovery centers throughout the state that offer services to individuals in recovery, their family and their friends. Turning Point Centers have in-house recovery and wellness programs and support a variety of 12-step fellowships, but do not provide direct treatment. Turning Point is primarily volunteer-run and supported by other individuals in recovery. Turning Point of
Turning Point’s services are free and confidential and are provided in a safe, substance-free environment. Services offered at the Bennington location include peer support, and recovery coaching. They also offer walking groups, gardening, women’s groups, a monthly potluck and educational workshops.