Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The CARES/ROSC Workshop is an excellent opportunity for potential CARES to learn more about peer recovery support services, and how they fit into a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (and what a recovery-oriented system of care is). This workshop will assist applicants through the application process, and helps them decide if the CARES Academy is something they are interested in pursuing.

​In addition to information about Recovery Oriented Systems of Care, the workshop provides practical skills in applying for the Academy, including a review of writing samples, and a mock group interview (with feedback from the facilitator).

Kennesaw State University Foundation, Inc.: The 10th Annual Run for Recovery, A 5k Run/Walk @ KSU Sports and Entertainment Park
Aug 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Run for Recovery 2017 Flyer 1 Page

The event, is an annual run/walk supporting students in recovery from addictions and eating disorders and is hosted by Health Promotion and Wellness at Kennesaw State University and support “the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover” (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Recovery flyers will be taped inside the frisbee and given to students at fairs and various tabling events held during the Week of Welcome. T-shirts will be given to runners/walkers who participate. Race medals will be awarded to top finishers in each race category.

For those interested in running, they can register online here.

The 11th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies Conference
Aug 28 – Sep 1 all-day


The 11th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies will be held August 28-September 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Riverfront in Savannah.

Please plan to join us!

In recognition of accomplishments to the fields of prevention, treatment and recovery, the Georgia School of Addiction Studies (GSAS), will present the following awards at their 2017 conference:

Ray Avant Excellence in Prevention Award
Prevention Ambassador Award
Paula Crane Excellence in Addiction Treatment Award
Excellence in Treatment Award – Organization

Nominations for the awards may be made by completing one of the attached forms located on the GSAS website
Nomination form(s) must be received by GSAS no later than close of business July 17, 2017. 
Please feel free to distribute the nomination forms. If you have any questions, please contact  Christopher Wood for the prevention awards at or Von Wrighten for the treatment awards at
The awards will be presented at the 2017 Georgia School of Addiction Studies, afternoon awards luncheon on Thursday, August 30, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia.

Link to Nominations Page Here

Navigate Recovery Gwinnett: 3rd Annual 5K Run and Walk for Recovery @ Thrasher Park
Sep 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

There will be a resource fair of recovery/treatment providers and exhibitors of services and agencies who promote recovery wellness. We will have honor signs for those celebrating their recovery and memorial signs for people who we have lost to addiction. These signs will be displayed along the route to inspire people to move forward in recovery! We will have Recovery Art Show, speakers and a DJ to make the day a fun event!

Event details and schedule
Where: Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross GA 30071
Parking: Please park at Norcross City Hall 65 Lawrenceville Street NW Norcross Ga 30071
When: Saturday, September 2, 2017
September 02, 2017
7:00 am – 7:45 am Check-In and On-site Registration
8:00 am – 9:45 am Run and Walk for Recovery
10:15 am – 11:00 am Post Walk Awards /Celebration at Thrasher Park
Living Proof: “Meeting” n Music
Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meeting n Music Flyer

Meeting n Music is an  outdoor concert with a cook out and an All Recovery meeting. The event will be held on our property. Meeting n Music will be able to provide a safe place, void of substance use, over the holiday weekend. “Voice of Recovery” T-Shirts provided. Musician Dalton Edwards, a Rome native will be providing entertainment. Also this event will be used to promote recovery and to show others the possibility of a life change.

Care Partners of Georgia- Recovery Talks @ East Georgia State College
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Care Partners Event Flyer

Care Partners Map For Event


This rally is hosted on the East Georgia State College campus in the auditorium and has “Ted Like” talks from individuals with a lived experience. An all-day event to come and fit a motivational talk into the daily schedule. Speakers both from the Cares program and Respect Institute will be the speakers. During intermissions, motivational slides are played with motivational inspired music. Resource tables of local services will be set up as well as counselor from EGSC and local providers. They want a positive image with the students so they will seek help on campus. Community programs, surrounding communities are invited to this event as well.

Pineland DBHDD : Discussions and Desserts @ Connection Church
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  1. Come and join the discussion! Desserts will be provided.
Pineland DBHDD : Youth Mental Health First Aid Training @ Eastern Heights Baptist Church
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Mental Health First Aid event is geared toward treating the youth. Lunch is from 12:30-1:30 and will be provided.

New Horizons BH: 5K Run 4 Recovery and Uptown Promenade @ Woodruff Riverfront Park
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Run4Recovery New Horizons Flyer

Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Woodruff Riverfront Park in Columbus, Georgia

8 AM – Registration Opens | 9 AM – Race/Walk Begins
Register online at (online registration fees apply)
For more information, visit or

Entry Fee: $25 per runner | $25 per walker | $30 same day registration
On-time registrants will receive a t-shirt and SWAG bag.
Race day photos available for purchase.
Grand Prize for Overall Top Male and Female Runners | $150 Package Value
Prizes for Top Runners in each division | Packages Value from $50 to $100
Awards ceremony approximately 20 minutes after all runners finish.


Proceeds benefit New Horizons Behavioral Health.
Building Better Lives through Recovery and Resiliency.
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Science of Addiction and Recovery (SOAR) Training of Trainers @ The Door
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

George Braucht will be facilitating a SOAR Training of Trainers
This training will be limited to 20 participants.

Those attending this training will receive
6 CARES CEUs for attending the entire training

We are requesting a $35 donation for this training. Lunch will be provided.
COPY AND PASTE this link in your address bar to register! :

This training will be held at:
The Door
4086 Covington Highway, Suite H
Decatur, GA 30032
Monday September 11, 2017, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Please send your questions to