Stars Join Forces To Celebrate Rally For Recovery
20th Annual Recovery Month Celebration and March
14400 Erwin Street Mall, Van Nuys, CA 91401
September 14 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
The featured speaker at the 20th Annual San Fernando Valley Recovery Rally is Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning Hall of Fame song-writer, singer, producer and actor, Paul Williams ("We've Only Just Begun," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "You and Me Against the World," "An Old Fashioned Love Song" "I Won't Last a Day Without You" and "Let Me Be The One" "The Rainbow Connection", and "Evergreen" from A Star is Born).
The Emcee of the event is 70's child star and recovering addict now Drug Counselor, Johnny Whitaker (Family Affair, Tom Sawyer, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters) a staple child actor of the 60's and 70's.
Another scheduled guest (schedule permitting) is Johnny's friend Non-Addict but supporter of Recovery and world-class funny man, Mr. Rip Taylor. There will be other speakers from the Alcohol and Drug programs as well as personal stories of recovery successes. After the rally there will be a Sidewalk March from Victory Boulevard to Oxnard Street.
More than 23 million people aged 12 or older needed alcohol and drug treatment in the United States in 2007, and in the San Fernando Valley every family is directly or indirectly affected by this disease. Many people do not understand that alcoholism and drug addiction are treatable diseases, and this misconception can keep people from getting help.
This community event is intended to increase public awareness of substance use disorders and what local leaders are doing about it. It also will educate people about the positive effect that treatment and recovery can have on loved ones and the community's well-being, and celebrate people in recovery - as well as those who help them.
The Rally featuring Mr. Williams and Whitaker is part of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month 2009 and celebrates the 20th anniversary addressing this year's theme, "Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Learn, Together We Heal."
For 20 years, Recovery Month, supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, through its Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, has celebrated people in recovery from addiction and the treatment providers who help them.
Recovery Month applauds their individual achievements and encourages access to treatment services for all those in need. By alerting people to the recovery services available, we can help community members and their families find a path of recovery and lead productive, healthy lives once again. Mr. Whitaker and Williams are proof positive of this fact.
Tarzana Treatment Centers in Los Angeles invites everyone to join us in our recovery month activities and to offer events of their own as well. If you are interested in planning your own event, go to http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Community-Events/Event-Planning.aspx.
If you need help with alcoholism or drug addiction, and are considering alcohol and drug treatment, please call us at 800-996-1051 or contact us here.
Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California in Los Angeles County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, and in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley.