Mobile Recovery Walk

September 25, 2015  |  7a.m.-10a.m.  | Salvation Army Area Command 

 

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Health and Human Services (HHS), sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness of behavioral health conditions.  This observance promotes the belief that behavioral health is essential to a healthy life and that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can truly recover from mental and/or substance use disorders.

To help celebrate the achievements of the local recovery community The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama has teamed with Alabama Power Service Organization, the Drug Education Council and other partner agencies to host a Recovery Walk that’s open to the public.  We’re expecting at least 75 people to walk!  We’re asking participants to wear RED for the walk,.

Festivities will begin Friday morning September 25th with a free breakfast at the Salvation Army Area Command (1009 Dauphin Street) at 7 a.m.  Guest speakers will deliver remarks during this time.

The Walk

  • A mile walk will follow at 8 a.m.
  • The walk route begins at the Salvation Army Area Command at 1009 Dauphin Street.
  • Then goes east on Dauphin Street until Joachim Street.
  • Turns south on Joachim Street for two blocks until Government Street.
  • Turns west on Government Street until Broad Street.
  • Turns right on Broad Street heading north until Dauphin Street.
  • Lastly, turns left back onto Dauphin Street, ending at the Area Command.

Immediately after the walk, Alabama Power also plans to distribute gift bags.  These bags will contain donated supplies that include socks, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shavers, shirts and other toiletries.

Mental and substance use disorders can affect anyone, including people in Coastal Alabama.   Our community must remain vigilant and dedicated to the recovery process by helping people address these preventable and treatable conditions, and support individuals in recovery, as well as their family members.