This year marks the 21st observance of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and all across the country various events are being planned to highlight the benefits of undergoing treatment for addiction, and to add credence to the fact that recovery from addiction is always possible.
In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a Teen Recovery Day event has been organized and scheduled for September 28, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, at the Tulsa Community College, as shared in a feature on The Oklahoman. The educational event is organized by the Association of Recovery Schools, in collaboration with the Sober School, Tulsa Community College and Parents Helping Parents, through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Among the young speakers who will share their stories during the event is 17-year-old Tyler Norsworthy, a student at the Oklahoma Outreach Sober School in Oklahoma City. Columnist Bryan Painter quoted Tyler, who shared: “I feel a hundred times better… I have a real good relationship with my parents, my own money, I can train for mixed martial arts, and I can come here to school. You can’t see everything you don’t have when you’re using because all you see are the drugs.”
Middle school and high school students from the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas have been invited to the free event.
Teen Recovery Day will feature several speakers who will share their stories of addiction and recovery. Activities for the day will include facilitated small group discussions and creative art expression.