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Rally for Recovery! Scheduled for Sept. 27

(9/6) To recognize September as National Recovery Month, Frederick County will align with the Faces and Voices of Recovery for our third annual Rally for Recovery! Faces and Voices of Recovery is a national organization that is committed to organizing and mobilizing millions of Americans to change public perceptions of recovery and promote effective public policy.

This year’s theme is "Join the Voices of Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out." It encourages people to openly discuss- or speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery.

Frederick’s Third Annual Rally for Recovery! will take place on September 27, 2014 between 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Baker Park (Band Shell). The Frederick County Health Department is partnering with organizations, family members, and friends in our region who are committed to helping individuals recover from substance use disorders and mental illness.

"This is an opportunity to bring awareness to the public about the various resources that are available to individuals and families seeking to recover and to let the public know that recovery is working for thousands of individuals right here in our region", states Santita Prather, Recovery Supports Coordinator, with the Health Department. Festivities will include a proclamation by Frederick County Commissioner, David Gray, testimonials from individuals in recovery, informational tables about recovery resources for individuals and families, live music to appeal to various audiences, children’s activities, and even more entertainment. This is an opportunity for Frederick County to join 100,000 people across the nation in coming together as one voice. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this exciting event!

For more information about Faces and Voices of Recovery and the national Rally for Recovery!, please visit

For more information about Frederick’s Third Annual Rally for Recovery! celebration or to learn more about local recovery services, please call Santita Prather at 301-600-3289 or send an e-mail to Visit the Frederick County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Services Division website at

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