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Drug and alcohol recovery forum set for Friday, Sept. 20


DeDe Sieler, Community Services
Phone: (360) 397-2130

Vancouver, WA − In recognition of National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, Clark Countyís Substance Abuse Advisory Board will host the 12th annual Clark County Recovery Forum 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. The event will be at Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St.

Exhibits will describe local resources, and free music, food and beverages will be offered 5-6 p.m. The forum will run 6-8 p.m. The theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness.

This event celebrates Clark County residents who have been affected by addiction and made steps toward long-term recovery. In addition, three local residents will share their stories of recovery.

Commissioners Tom Mielke and David Madore, City Council member Larry Smith and Sheriff Garry Lucas will speak.

Cleve Thompson will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and former Commissioner Marc Boldt and Pastor Dave White of New Life Friends Church will be honored with Appreciation Awards.

The forum is an opportunity to learn about the realities and challenges of a person in recovery and resources that make recovery possible.

Transportation to Crossroads church will be available. A Crossroads bus will pick up riders between 4:15-4:30 p.m. at Lordís Gym/New Life Friends Church, 2410 Grand Blvd., and the C-Tran bus mall on the north side of Westfield Vancouver Mall. Riders will be dropped off at both locations after the event.

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