Recovery Month will be here next month, and different it will be. For those who know me through the years, helping produce the Celebrate the Art of Recovery Expo is one of my passions. With the uncertainty of COVID-19, we knew it would be impossible to have a live event. Our world has changed the last six months, and while challenging, we press forward with new and innovative ways to reach out to support one another.

The team at CBI, Inc. and I decided we would not let this important month go unnoticed. We are bringing you a virtual event to bring the message of hope to our community. Panel discussions will air on Facebook Live and YouTube three times throughout September. Our theme is “Saving Lives, Building Futures and Finding Recovery in a COVID World.” 

AZ Family Channel 3 News Anchor, Brandon Lee is keynote speaker and leads our esteemed panelists to discuss: What We Need to Know about Suicide, Addiction and Trauma, Helping a Struggling Loved One Get Help and Stay in Recovery, and Addressing Homelessness and Addiction. More details coming soon. Join our mailing list at

Together AZ Welcomes Burning Tree West, see page 5, and until next month, stay safe and healthy.