Recovery Awareness Day

Celebrating Healing and Promoting Awareness

Recovery Awareness Day at The Blanchard Institute is a cornerstone event that highlights the importance of understanding, treating, and celebrating recovery from addiction. This special day is dedicated to shedding light on the challenges and successes associated with recovery, and to enhancing community knowledge and support for those affected by substance use disorders (SUDs).

Purpose and Passion Behind the Event

Initiated by our founder, Ward Blanchard, Recovery Awareness Day is deeply rooted in the philosophy that recovery is not just a personal journey, but a communal triumph. “We established this day to bring the conversation about recovery out of the shadows and into the public eye,” explains Blanchard. “It’s about de-stigmatizing addiction and celebrating the powerful stories of hope and resilience that emerge from the recovery process.”

What Happens on Recovery Awareness Day?

Recovery Awareness Day is packed with activities, workshops, and presentations that are designed to engage, educate, and inspire.

Educational Seminars

Led by experts in the field, these sessions cover a range of topics from the latest in addiction science to effective recovery strategies.

Story Sharing

Individuals in recovery and their families share their journeys, offering insights and hope to others.

Community Involvement

Local businesses, healthcare providers, and educational institutions come together to support and participate in the event, fostering a stronger support network.

Awareness Campaigns

Activities aimed at increasing public awareness about the realities of addiction and the effectiveness of treatment.
Impact and Outreach

Recovery Awareness Day has grown significantly each year, drawing larger crowds and extending its reach throughout the community. It’s a day when we can collectively reflect on the progress we’ve made and push forward with new initiatives to assist those in need.

Ward Blanchard, MA, MBA, CCS, LCAS

The event not only serves those directly affected by SUDs but also educates the broader public, helping to dismantle the misconceptions and biases that often surround addiction and recovery.

Get Involved

Whether you are a person in recovery, a family member, a healthcare professional, or simply a community member interested in supporting a vital cause, your participation is valuable. “Each individual’s presence and involvement help to weave a stronger fabric of understanding and support across our community,” Blanchard notes.

Join Us

2024 Recovery Awareness Day

July 19, 2024
The Ballantyne Hotel, Pineville, NC

Discover innovative approaches, gain valuable insights, and network with like-minded individuals who are passionate about recovery. RAD is the perfect platform to exchange ideas and drive positive change.

🟣 Free & Open to Community
🟢 National Speakers & Panelists
🟡 Games & Raffle Prizes
🔵 Lunch Provided
🟠 Professional CEUs Included

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