MN Adult & Teen Challenge Celebrates Recovery Month

September 08, 2017 09:13 AM

In the United States, there are over 20 million people living in recovery. September is National Recovery Month. Seth Currier with Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge says this time of year is a way to celebrate those millions who are in recovery.

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Currier is the Center Director for the Northland Campus in Duluth. He explains that one goal the center has is to help individuals currently in the battle of addiction. One of the new programs the center opened last December is the Short Term Men's Program. Curry explains it's been successful so far as it recently reached full capacity.

While one of the center's goals is to treat those with addiction, the non-profit also wants to help give recognition to those who have successfully recovered. People often focus so much on those with addiction and their battle to recovery, that those who have completed the battle are overlooked.

The nonprofit is teaming up with other treatment centers in the Duluth community to host a Recovery Walk later this month. It's completely free and anyone is welcome. The event is next Saturday, September 16 at St. Scholastica. The walk starts at 9 a.m.

They'll also be hosting the Northland Gala on Thursday, October 5. This year is the 12th running of the event. The gala will have a silent auction with many items up for bid. Click here to buy tickets.


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