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Visit Us At the Upcoming Event: ABQ Celebrates Recovery!

Albuquerque Celebrates Recovery 2019

Wednesday, September 25

Civic Plaza in Downtown Albuquerque

Come join us for great food, entertainment and 60+ resources for substance abuse and mental health. Please join us in celebrating those who are in recovery and helping those who need help! 

Also hosted by ABQ Celebrates Recovery is the Recovery Powwow:

Join Us at the Sixth Annual Santa Fe Rally for Recovery


During National Recovery Month, Santa Fe’s sixth annual “Rally for Recovery” brings the success of those in recovery and the continuing challenges of those struggling with addiction, mental illness, and other stigmatized illnesses into public awareness. This year’s rally highlights recovery success stories, especially Certified Peer Support Workers who are using their lived experience to bring hope to others. It also highlights the power of artistic creation in recovery. Recovery Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Santa Fe’s Friendship Club, the Santa Fe Recovery Center, Life Healing Center and other organizers are holding this event to energize our community’s support for the more than 10,000 Santa Feans in recovery and the many more seeking help to start recovery.

As Chris Wendel, Recovery Santa Fe’s co-founder says “we’ll make true progress healing our community’s addiction epidemic when we all understand recovery through the eyes of people with lived experience. This is the best way to ‘shatter the stigma and shame’ so more people feel safe seeking help”. This year’s rally includes:

• Recovery Stories—on stage, on the Recovery Wall, at the recovery video recording center, and person-to-person
• A celebration of Santa Fe Certified Peer Support Workers (CPSW) and information on the CPSW program and employment opportunities.
• Recovery Help Center where people seeking treatment and support can find answers
• Family Support Center where families supporting a struggling loved one can get support and information
• Recovery art show (co-sponsored with Meow Wolf) because art is part of so many people’s recovery
• Art Healing Center where attendees can make their own art during the rally (co-sponsored with Meow Wolf)
• Recovery Support Pet Appreciation Center
• Our Mayor reading Santa Fe’s Recovery Day Proclamation
• Our elected leaders speaking about their support for Recovery
• Opportunity to share your opinion with elected leaders and candidates for office
• Free lunch
• A chance to win tickets to Meow Wolf at our Recovery Drawing
• Over 50 recovery exhibits about treatment, support, resources, housing, opportunity, 12-Step, and recovery groups
• Wise Fool entertainers, face painting, popcorn, a photo booth, and games for kids
• Music


Holiday Tips

A Holiday Message of Support

From all of us at Solutions Treatment Center, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season. We understand that holidays can be tough, and that staying sober and mentally level headed can be a challenge. If you are struggling or worrying about staying sober during the holidays, there are a few tips you might not know about. 

Friends of Bill W. 
Friends of Bill W. is a great resource for anyone struggling with staying sober in airports or anywhere in general that has a bar close by. If you are walking towards a bar, or to somewhere that challenges your sobriety or healthy choices, ask a staff to page “Bill W.” on the intercom system. This is most popular in airports or on cruises, but anywhere in a group of people should work. If you are actively involved in AA, you would know the name Bill W. If you say this over an intercom, someone else who is involved in AA or NA will be called to find you. When this person finds you, talk to them, they are fighting the same fight you are, and probably know of a meeting around, if they are a local. 

Involve your family in your choices.
Family time can feel pressuring so make sure you have a plan of action at the ready in case someone asks is you want a drink. Use phrases such as “No thank you” or “I’m driving tonight.” There are all options if your family might not know that you are trying to get sober, or are actively working on maintaining long term sobriety. Many times family events can be triggers, so have a plan of action in case things get too intense. Have a friend call you and say he needs your help changing a tire, or maybe your dog got out. Anything that would give you an excuse to leave the situation you are in. Be strong this season, you are bigger and better than this disease! 

Please use these simple tips and tricks to help make this holiday season the best possible. We know that these will not solve all your problems, but we hope that they can help. If you feel like you need to talk to someone, please do not hesitate to call us. This can be the last holiday season you spend drinking or depressed, without the help of others. We are all one, and we all are here to help. 

Working With the Medicine Wheel to Help Heal Grief and Loss

Solutions Treatment Center is proud to host professional training and CEU opportunities for those in the Substance Abuse, Mental and Behavioral Health Treatment Fields 
(Workshops provide 3 CEU credits each)

                                                            Title:                                         Working With the Medicine Wheel   to Help Heal Grief and Loss

Date:                                       December 16, 2017                           9:00 am-Noon

Presented by:                                   Carol Parker PhD, LPCC

Description:                                                                                                                                            This workshop will integrate age-old wisdom teachings with our contemporary   experiences of grief and loss. Carol will present activities and practices that can be   utilized with individuals and groups..

Price:                                                                                                                                                       Single 3-hour Workshop: $75.82
 10% Discount Fee for Students: $68.24

Call (505) 388-2361 extension 809 or e-mail for more information or to pre-register. 

Drop-in workshop participants are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited! Approved CEU Provider by New Mexico Counseling & Therapy Practice Board and the New Mexico Board of Social Workers