Taos group hosts free addiction recovery forum


It takes a lot of help to overcome addiction and build a healthy life. Recovery from substance use disorders is possible with community support.

Recovery-Friendly Taos is celebrating "National Recovery Month" by hosting a "Healing From Addiction in Taos" forum to be held on Thursday (Sept. 21), starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Kachina Lodge.

The focus of this free event is to discuss the effects of drugs and alcohol abuse on families, friends and our communities - and where to get help. Community resource booths will be present to provide information to family and friends of loved ones and those suffering from addiction.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Everyone in the community is welcome and encouraged to attend, especially people in recovery from substance abuse, as well as their families, friends, professionals, elected officials and other allies throughout Taos County and surrounding communities.

The event is being held in conjunction with "National Recovery Month," which is sponsored by New Mexico Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement, Inside Out Recovery, Taos Alive Coalition, Golden Willow Counseling, Río Grande ATP, Holy Cross Hospital and New Mexico Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Services Division.