The African Proverb says, “It takes a Village to raise a child.” Applying these words to our world today, it takes all of us to raise awareness for addiction recovery.

Across our nation there are thousands of people making a positive impact in the field of addiction treatment and behavioral health. In Arizona, we have some of the most recognizable treatment providers in the country — served by dedicated professionals who are in the trenches saving lives, and for that we must be proud.

So, I am honored to be walking along side all of you who work tirelessly offering your expertise, guidance and hope to people of all races, creeds and colors — from the young to our elders.

My contribution in this arena of awareness is through organizing the Art of Recovery Expo and publishing this newspaper. I urge you to join us on September 17th. Let’s make some noise, let’s create the change!

When families, peers and community members come together to find solutions, we are empowered, educated and armed with the tools needed for healthy families, communities and our future.

Please join us – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm